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Dieppe: Tragedy to Triumph
A Firsthand and Revealing Critical Account of the Most Controversial Battle of World War II

Dieppe: Tragedy to Triumph
Table of Contents
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List of Abbreviations
ix
Cast of Primary Characters
x
Introduction
xi
Prologue
xiii
Maps
xvi
August 19, 1942: Point of No Return
3
April 1942: Second Front Now!
23
April 1942: Churchill and the Chiefs
37
April 1942: A Modium of Duplicity
49
April 1942: A Very Political War
59
April 1942: Enemy Attack!
79
May 1942: The Fish, Flesh and Fowl
85
May 1942: The Molotov Cocktail
99
June 1942: Precipice at Hyde Park
109
June 1942: Tightest Little Island
123
June 1942: The Disintegration
141
June 1942: The Monty Conundrum
159
July 1942: Rutter: A Direct Hit
169
July 1942: Child of Churchill
181
July 1942: Two-Tiered Intelligence
195
July 1942: Death of Sledgehammer
209
August 1942: The Restive Wolfhound
221
August 1942: The Beaches of Hell
235
August 1942: The Unseen Enemy
251
August 1942: Vanquish
263
August 1942: Run for the Hills
273
Aftermath: Dieppe to D-Day
293
Aftermath: Epilogue
305
Endnotes
311
Bibliography
349
Ackowledgements
357
Index
361

Period: World War 2
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Author/Editor: Denis Whitaker & Shelagh Whitaker
Pages: 372(aprox)
Published: McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1992
(Other Dates &
Publishers Possible)
ISBN: 0075513854 hardcover
0075516411 paperback
(Other Numbers Possible)
Book Source: CanadaAtWar Collection

"August 19, 1942
The Battle of Dieppe was the most controversial and highly publicized action of World War II. This book is an explosive and sure-to-be controversial reasessment of the Dieppe raid that saw 3,000 Canadian infantry killed, wounded or taken prisoner within a few short hours.
Never satisfied with the traditional responses that attempted to explain what happened on that August day, the Whitakers returned to the scene of Dieppe and also to London, Washington and Ottawa in search of answers. Their research led them to top-secret documents and files protected -until now- by law. Their extensive re-examination involves the personalities of the leaders -Churchill and Roosevelt- and their Chiefs of Staff; the politics of Stalin; the temper of the times; the Allies' inability to strike at Hitler's Fortress Europe; and the planning and execution of the raid itself.
Was Dieppe necessary? What was Churchill's real intent behind the operation? Did so much sacrifice have a payoff later in the war?
Those who fought so couageously at Dieppe are a vital part of the history of Canada's military effort. They are owed long overdue answers to the reasons why.
(From jacket liner)

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