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Title: The Commandos at Dieppe: Rehearsal for D-Day. Operation Cauldron, No 4 Commando Attack on the Hess Battery, August 19th, 1942.
Description: London, Collins. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 0007111258) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 256 pp, large 8vo, (9 3/8" H). B&w maps, photographs. "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 Commando's, 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 pieced together a terrific blow by blow account of one of the most daring early Commando raids of the Second World War." Light toning to edges of text block, faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, two tiny dents on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good.

Keywords: Dieppe Raid, Canadians, British, No 4 Commando, Commandos, U.S. Army, Cauldron, Battery Hess, German Army, Lt-Col. Lord Lovat, Operation Jubilee, Captain Porteous, Victoria Cross, Royal Air Force, A.B. Ausin, F. Balloche, Bangalore Torpedoes, Barbed Wire,

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 29841

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