Combined Operations Catastrophe
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Dieppe 1942 by Ken Ford
Book DescriptionThere is no doubt that the raid in force on Dieppe in August 1942 was one of the most controversial episodes of the Second World War. The high number of casualties and prisoners taken led to much recrimination. On the face of it the raid was an unmitigated disaster, with none of the objectives achieved, bar one - 4 Commando successfully destroyed Hess Battery. Of the 5,100 troops landed, almost three quarters were killed, wounded or captured. Some see the raid as a rehearsal for D-Day, and lessons learned from the debacle regarding combined operations have contributed to a justification for the great loss of life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841766249
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ken Ford
Ken Ford was born in Hampshire in 1943. He trained as an engineer and spent almost thirty years in the telecommunications industry. He now spends his time as an author and a bookseller specialising in books in military history. He has written a number of books on various Second World War subjects. Ken now lives in Southampton. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent.
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