On the night of August 19, 1942, five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was done, and the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead. Almost two thousand were taken prisoner. Some called it “the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history.”
Through meticulous research and interviews with veterans both in Canada and Dieppe, this book is a fascinating and haunting historical tour of a battle that took so many lives.
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Hugh Brewster (www.hughbrewster.com) is a Canadian writer and editor who has worked on many books for both children and adults for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Guelph in 1971, he began work as an editor for Scholastic Inc. From 1984-2004, Brewster was the publisher of Madison Press Books in Toronto. He has also authored nine children's books including Anastasia's Album; On Juno Beach; At Vimy Ridge; The Other Mozart; Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (a 2007 Governor General's Award nominee) and Breakout Dinosaurs.