Operation Jubilee - Dieppe, 1942: the Folly and the Sacrifice

Author(s): Patrick Bishop

Military

A grand tale of heroic failure during the Dieppe raid of 1942, grippingly told by the bestselling author of Bomber Boys

On the warm night of 18 August 1942, a flotilla pushed out into the flat water of the Channel. They were to seize the German-held port of Dieppe, destroy key installations, seize intelligence material and then sail for home.

This was the greatest amphibious operation since Gallipoli, with the biggest accumulation of fighter power ever assembled. But by 9am on the day of attack, one of its architects already feared that the operation would "go down as one of the great failures in history". Confidence turned to carnage, with nearly two thirds of the attackers dead, wounded or captured. It was claimed afterwards by its key players to be essential to D-Day, with the media telling listeners that it was a success -- but the tragedy was all too predictable.

Using first-hand testimony and recently declassified source material from archives across several countries, bestselling author Patrick Bishop's gripping account brings Operation Jubilee powerfully and vividly to life, in an epic demonstration of how ambition, folly and courage came together in one of the most tragic episodes of the war.

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General Fields

  • : 9780241389676
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Viking
  • : December 2021
  • : books

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  • : Patrick Bishop
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 940.5421425
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