By Mark Zuehlke
With its trademark "you are there" sort, Mark Zuehlke's 10th Canadian conflict sequence quantity tells the tale of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed "The bad Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic value, yet with the Soviet Union thrown at the ropes via German invasion and the United States having simply entered the battle, Britain was once lower than extreme strain to release a massive cross-Channel assault opposed to France.
Since 1939, Canadian troops had massed in Britain and knowledgeable for the inevitable day of the mass invasion of Europe that may ultimately happen in 1944. however the Canadian public and plenty of politicians have been impatient to determine Canadian infantrymen struggle sooner.
The first significant practice session proved any such shambles the raid was once driven again to the tip of July purely to be cancelled through negative climate. Later, in a call nonetheless shrouded in controversy, the operation was once reborn. Dieppe even if didn't move smoothly.
Drawing on infrequent archival files and private interviews, Mark Zuehlke examines how the raid got here to be and why it went so tragically improper. finally, Tragedy at Dieppe honors the bravery and sacrifice of these who fought and died that fateful day at the shores of Dieppe.
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