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With its trademark "you are there" style, Mark Zuehlke's tenth Canadian Battle Series volume tells the story of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed "The Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance, but with the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure to launch a major cross- ...more
ebook, 450 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre
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Steve Wood
After a slightly dry yet nonetheless interesting start, detailing the planning and cancellation of Operation Rutter and its subsequent rebirth as Operation Jubilee, the editing really lets down this book. I had to stop partway through (page 221 of 373) as a shocking chronology completely obliterated my immersion in the book. Lovat and his men land at 0453, they are then 1600 yards inland by 0435, then at 0605 it is mentioned they had landed 35 minutes earlier, i.e., at 0530. I knew at this point ...more
Joe
This was an excellent account of the events leading up to the invasion which was doomed to failure, and tragedy from the outset. Zuehlke Chronicles the origins of the operation and the factors in the planning and, most of all, the people who were involved and who planned, who changed and who eroded the plan for the original operation to what it became. There is enough blame to go around. Although there is one particular person who shoulders the blame, according to the military brass at the time, ...more
Sharon
I am a history buff and thoroughly enjoyed this book. It gave a very clear and concise picture of what Canadian troops endured on that day. Highly recommend this book.
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On January 1, 1981, Mark Zuehlke walked away from a journalism career to pursue magazine and book writing fulltime. He has never looked back. In 1992, Mark published his first book—Magazine Writing From the Boonies (co-authored with Louise Donnelly)—and now concentrates almost exclusively on writing of books.

Fascinated by Canada’s military heritage, Mark first set to writing about the role Canadia
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