Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers

Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers

by Will Fowler

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Written by celebrated author Will Fowler, Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers tells the fascinating history of that fateful landing. The heroic, ultimately unsuccessful, landings of the British and Canadians tends to be the focus of much of the history of those bloody French beaches in August 1942. Fowler's work seeks to redress the balance, and draws out the extraordinary story of 4 Commando and the US Rangers who, in contrast to the failing of the raid as a whole, achieved their objectives and destroyed the guns that threatened the landings. 

A great success in a day of disasters, the US Rangers' contribution was America's first land action on mainland Europe in World War II, and showed the brilliant leadership and comprehensive operational planning vital to success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780965963
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 06/20/2012
Series: Osprey Digital Generals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

WILL FOWLER has worked in journalism and publishing since 1972, reporting for European, American, Asian and Arabic magazines from Europe, the USA, the Middle East, China and SE Asia. Among his more than 30 published books is MAA 133 Battle for the Falklands: Land Forces. A TA soldier for 30 years, he was commissioned from the ranks in 4th Bn Royal Green Jackets, and volunteered for Operation 'Granby' in the Gulf, 1990-91. In 1993 he graduated from the French Army reserve staff officers course at the École Militaire, Paris. Will is married and lives in Romsey, Hampshire.

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