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The Commandos at Dieppe:
Rehearsal for D-Day

by Will Fowler

First published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2002
ISBN 0 00 711125 8

A brown cloth bound book with bright gilt lettering to the spine in an intact dust wrapper both in FINE condition (as new).194 pages - Profusely illustrated. 160 mm. x 240 mm. 30 mm.THE COMMANDOS AT DIEPPE: Rehearsal for D-Day: This icon is used elsewhere in my site as a link to this page!
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Jacket flap blurbs:

OPERATION CALDRON, No 4 Commando attack on the Hess Battery August 19th., 1942

History's overriding view of the Dieppe raid in 1942 is that of a catastrophic disaster, with thousands of Canadian and British troops killed or captured. Often overlooked is No 4 Commando's successful supporting element of the raid to disable 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. Quite apart from this first use of Commandos, this raid was also the first instance in which US troops fired shots at their European enemy in WWII.

Will Fowler has been able to interview surviving members of No 4 Commando, and with extensive research of official records has pierced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War.

Will Fowler has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, specialising in military history, current affairs and defence technology.

Will Fowler has written more than 14 military history and reference books and broadcast on related topics.

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D-Day Commando, formed for the Invasion of Normandy, 48 Royal Marine Commando stormed Juno beach on June 6, 1944 and went on to fight at Walcheren, held the River Maas, fought the Germans occupying Holland and on into Germany at the war's end.

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Background: drawn by Norman Wilkinson - Guardians of the Country's Peace: The Home, Channel, Mediterranean, and Cruiser Squadrons, Now on a War Footing. Black and white illustration, Supplement to The Illustrated London News. Ca.1904.