Carol Off on As It Happens has just interviewed David O'Keefe about his findings on the Dieppe Raid, and his latest book.
Great discussion. The book sounds like a great recommendation.
This if from their website.
"It was one of the worst disasters in Canadian military history: the August, 1942 raid on Dieppe, France. Of the five thousand Canadian soldiers who crossed the English channel in the attack, most were either killed or taken prisoner. Many of the six hundred who returned or were rescued -- in some cases by civilians who rowed across the water when hearing of the tragedy -- were seriously wounded.
In the last seventy years, nobody has been able to sufficiently explain why the heavily defended town was chosen as a landing point.
Now, in a new book, historian David O'Keefe believes he has the answer. The author of One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe."
Here's the link if you want to check it out.