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Rangers at Dieppe: The First Combat Action of U.S. Army Rangers in World War II

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The day the U.S. Army Rangers first went into combat-and the battle that won't be forgotten.

Just months after Pearl Harbor, with America still struggling to bring itself up to fighting strength for World War II, it was decided that a specially-trained force based upon the British commando squads should be formed. They would become known as the Rangers.

Before their trai
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by Berkley Hardcover (first published 2008)
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Fredrick Danysh
Months before D-Day in France, a joint British-American commando raid was conducted on the French port of Dieppe which resulted in a stunning defeat. DeFelice examines the creation and training of the American Ranger force that took part in the raid as well as the conduct of the raid itself. He attempts to draw lessons from the action.
Mack Simpson
I picked this one up based on a previous reading of DeFelice's, "Omar Bradley: General at War," and an interest in early Army Ranger history.

While "Rangers at Dieppe: The First Combat Action of U.S. Army Rangers in World War II" is a passable piece of history, it's no "Omar Bradley: General at War" and would have been better served with fewer interstitial, personal anecdotes from the author and more... well, history.

If you're looking for a history of the raid on Dieppe, there are other, better b
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