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by Villa, Brian Loring.

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TitleUnauthorized action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid
Author / Responsible partyVilla, Brian Loring.
TopicsHistory. Mountbatten, Louis Mountbatten, Earl, 1900-1979. Dieppe Raid, 1942. World War, 1939-1945 -- Canada. Decision-making -- Case studies.
Intended AudienceAdult


On August 19, 1942, the storming of Dieppe, one of the most memorable events of World War Two, took place. On that day over 3,000 Canadian soldiers and officers were killed, wounded or captured. Villa examines why the raid was executed when it was seen as having not much hope of succeeding, and who was responsible. The British chiefs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are studied along with the Chief of Combined Operations, Lord Louis Mountbatten.

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System control numberAM14068
Original Print PublisherDon Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, 1994.
NarratorLock Johnston.
Narrator NameLock Johnston.
Participant or performer noteLock Johnston.
Narrators GenderMale narrator