Dieppe 1942

Dieppe 1942

Prelude to D-Day

Campaign 127
  • Author: Ken Ford
  • Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
  • Short code: CAM 127
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841766249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The Dieppe raid of August 1942 is one of the most controversial actions of World War II. Operation ‘Jubilee' was a frontal assault on a fortified port landing the latest equipment and armour directly on to the beach. The main force would destroy the port facilities while other smaller landings dealt with anti-aircraft and coastal batteries. The raid itself turned into a fiasco. The assault force was pinned down on the beach and three quarters of the 5,000 troops landed were lost. This book analyses the disastrous raid and examines contrasting conclusions drawn by the Allies and the Germans.

Biographical Note

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.

Contents

Origins of the Battle
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Orders of Battle
Opposing Plans
The Flank Attacks
The Main Assault
The RAF's Battle
Disaster, Withdrawal and Surrender
Aftermath and Lessons
The Battlefield Today
Bibliography
Index

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