Operation Jubilee: Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice (Paperback)
  • Operation Jubilee: Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice (Paperback)
zoom

Operation Jubilee: Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice (Paperback)

(author)
£8.99 £7.49
Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 21/07/2022
  • Save £1.50
  • 10+ in stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

A GRIPPING TALE OF BRAVERY DURING THE DIEPPE RAID OF 1942

'An exemplary account of this wartime fiasco' Max Hastings, Sunday Times

'well-researched, crisply written and utterly absorbing . . . will live for the reader long afterwards' Andrew Roberts, author of Churchill: Walking with Destiny
____________

On the warm night of 18 August 1942, a flotilla pushed out into the flat water of the Channel. They were to seize the German-held port of Dieppe, destroy key installations, seize intelligence material and then sail for home.

This was the greatest amphibious operation since Gallipoli, with the biggest accumulation of fighter power ever assembled. But by the morning of the attack, one of its architects already feared that the operation would "go down as one of the great failures in history". Its key players claimed it was essential to D-Day, with the media telling listeners that it was a success -- but the tragedy was all too predictable.

Using first-hand testimony from combatants and civilians, and colourful analysis of the roles of Mountbatten and Montgomery, bestselling author Patrick Bishop's gripping account brings Operation Jubilee powerfully and vividly to life, in an epic demonstration of how ambition, folly and courage came together in one of the most tragic episodes of the war.
____________

'Bishop's account of the operation is the best I've read. He understands war, he understands battle, and he understands men' Allan Mallinson, Spectator

'Riveting and powerfully written. Patrick Bishop has turned this tragic cautionary tale into a fascinating, shrewd and timely reflection on leadership in a time of crisis' Henry Hemming, author of Our Man in New York

'[This] gripping new book sets the record straight and honours the 6,000 brave men sent into the jaws of death'
Daily Express

'a masterclass of heart-stopping historical narrative . . . a gripping, beautifully written account' Saul David, Telegraph

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241985991
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An exemplary account of this wartime fiasco -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times *
A story of heroism and futility that will live for the reader long afterwards -- Andrew Roberts, author of 'Churchill: Walking with Destiny'
A masterclass of heart-stopping historical narrative -- Saul David * Daily Telegraph *
Bishop's account of the operation is the best I've read -- Allan Mallinson * Spectator *
A fascinating, shrewd and timely reflection on leadership in a time of crisis -- Henry Hemming, author of 'Our Man in New York'

You may also be interested in...

The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
Barbarism and Civilization
Added to basket
The Wars Of The Roses
Added to basket
Berlin
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Storm of Steel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Waterloo
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
All Hell Let Loose
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Opium War
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The War of Wars
Added to basket
£20.00
Paperback
Stalingrad
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Somme Mud
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Armageddon
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Dispatches
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Chronicles of the Crusades
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.