Book #52168

Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Brian Loring Villa

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Toronto, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
ISBN: 0195406796

Price: $28.13

A first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.

In 1942, the Allies mounted an ill-fated raid on Dieppe, France, in an effort to gain a foothold in Nazi-occupied Europe. The raid was led by British Admiral Lord Mountbatten, but it ended in disaster, with more than 2,000 Canadians killed, wounded or captured. Unauthorized Action tells the story of the Dieppe raid through the eyes of those who took part, including Mountbatten himself, as well as the Allied commanders who made the decision to launch the raid. Villa brings to life the incredible courage and desperation of the participants, and reveals the harrowing cost of the Allied attempt to land a beachhead on German soil.; 8vo; 314 pages.