Dieppe 1942: The Jubilee Disaster
In the summer of 1942 the war was almost at the end of its third year and the position
of the Allies was desperate, both in Europe and on the Middle and Far Eastern fronts.
“Vivid with eye-
“Well researched and very readable...Mr Atkin is of the Cornelius Ryan school of historian, bringing his canvas to life by innumerable interviews with participators.” – Daily Telegraph
“A Fleet Street journalist, Mr Atkin has scrupulously avoided the temptations of
his craft. He is neither vulgarly dramatic nor breezily speculative but simply offers,
within a sensible framework of fact, a litany of the lost and the lucky who lived...
a plain tale, blood-
“A thoroughly researched piece of work with a keen eye for the human and humorous aspects.” – Birmingham Post
“A starkly evocative picture of a landmark of carnage which was later described as ‘one of the great failures of history’” – Daily Mail
“Ronald Atkin is a journalist whose book is in the best tradition of his profession: the telling use of official and regimental papers and the inclusion of information from survivors of the landing combine to make this an exciting and readable history of the operation.” – British Book News
“A mature assessment of the strategic issues involved....the reader is left in no
doubt about both the cost and the value of this day-