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Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by  Brian Villa - First Edition - 1989 - from Bruce McLeod and Biblio.com

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Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid

by Villa, Brian

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Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989 FINE/FINE First Edition. An exceptional copy, with previous owner's name and date on front endpaper only. No other markings, no wear to boards, binding or pages. As-new interiors. 6.25" x 9.25", 314 pages, illustrated, index. On August 19, 1942, a mainly Canadian force left England in an attempt to seize the German-occupied French port of Dieppe - a mission that has been described as the largest raid in history. The result was a complete disaster. About 3300 Canadian soldiers and officers who waited more than 2 and a half years for combat, were killed, wounded or captured in a single morning. Here the author unravels all the complexities that led to it: the political interests in both Britain and Canada; the pressures placed on Churchill and the British Chiefs of Staff; and especially the vagaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was ultimately responsible as Chief of Combined Operations. As the first thorough examination of the disaster, the book is an important contribution to the literature on World War II. The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa.. Hard Cover.
  • Bookseller: Bruce McLeod CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 007695
  • Title: Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid
  • Author: Villa, Brian
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0195406796
  • ISBN 13: 9780195406795
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Place: Toronto
  • Date published: 1989
  • Keywords: World War II Second wwII Ww2 Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid History Military Historical tragedy Myth lord Sir winston Churchill general Sir Alan Brooke Royal Navy Raf Strategy strategist Canada Canadian Canadians On August 19, 194
  • Bookseller catalogs: History; Canadiana; War & Militarism; Nautical & Maritime;
  • Subjects: EDUCATION / History;


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