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The Commandos at Dieppe By Will Fowler

The Commandos at Dieppe by Will Fowler

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This is an account of the first occasion on which US troops fired at their European enemy in WWII, and in which Commandos were used for the first time. The text uses first-hand accounts to build a true picture of the event, especially the contribution of No 4 Commando.

The Commandos at Dieppe Summary

The Commandos at Dieppe: Rehearsal for D-Day by Will Fowler

This is an account of this seminal raid, in which Commandos were used for the first time and which was the first occasion on which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII. History's over-riding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophe, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked, however, is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid, disabling the heavy German guns that threatened the supporting ships at sea. No 4 Commando's training and preparation for their part in the raid was an excellent example of operational planning. Its leadership was superb and its luck held. The raid also included members of the Free French and US Commandos, later named the US Rangers, and it included the first US forces to engage the Germans on mainland Europe. The author has interviewed surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has written a blow-by-blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of World War II.

About Will Fowler

Will Fowler has been writing on current and historical military subjects for many years and has authored a number of books and partworks on a range of military subjects

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GOR001346217
9780007111268
0007111266
The Commandos at Dieppe: Rehearsal for D-Day by Will Fowler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-05-06
256
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