The Dieppe Raid : The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition

By (author) Neillands, Robin

The Dieppe Raid is one of World War II s most controversial hours. In 1942, a full two years before D-Day, thousands of men, mostly Canadian troops eager for their first taste of battle, were sent across the English Channel in a raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Air supremacy was not secured; the topography a town hemmed in by tall cliffs and reached by steep beaches meant any invasion was improbably difficult. The result was carnage: the beaches were turned into killing grounds even as the men came ashore, and whole battalions were cut to pieces.In this book, Robin Neillands has traced numerous surviving veterans of the Raid, in the United Kingdom and Canada, to tell the harrowing story of what actually took place, hour by hour, as disaster unfolded. He has also exhaustively explored all the archival evidence to establish as far as possible the paper trail of command, of who knew or should have known what was happening, and whether the whole debacle could have been prevented. The result is the definitive account of one of the Allies darkest hours."

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書名 The Dieppe Raid : The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition
著作者等 Neillands, Robin
書名別名 The Story of the Disastrous 1942 Expedition
シリーズ名 Twentieth-Century Battles
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 2006.03.01
ページ数 292 ppp
大きさ H246 x W164
ISBN 9780253347817
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国