Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II by Hugh BrewsterDieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II by Hugh Brewster

Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II

byHugh Brewster

Paperback | July 1, 2013

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Hugh Brewster's moving account of "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history" is now available in paperback.

On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was over, 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 at Dieppe, Hugh Brewster has created a fascinating and haunting depiction of the planning and execution of this tragic raid and its aftermath.

HUGH BREWSTER has a proven track record of engaging readers of all ages in Canadian history. He is the author of At Vimy Ridge, winner of the Norma Fleck Non-Fiction Award, and On Juno Beach, winner of the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award. He has also contributed two titles to the I Am Canada series: D...
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Title:Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War IIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10.55 × 9.03 × 0.17 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545994217

ISBN - 13:9780545994217

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational The story of Dieppe is well captured in these pages. Very enlightening and sobering.
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent The photos and text work well to piece together the doomed raid. This is a great primer to Brewster's "Prisoner of Dieppe".
Date published: 2012-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well done This story is one from Canadian history that we all need to know about. Brewster writes in a very engaging way, combining historical facts, exhibits, photos and firsthand accounts and quotes. He also does a great job of telling much of the story we don't know. He follows the survivors of the battle of Dieppe through to the end of the war and the return home. This is a great book for any family's library, especially as a reminder close to Remembrance Day.
Date published: 2009-10-23

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II:Honour Book, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award, 2010Finalist, OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, 2010CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2010"Dieppe can be described quite simply as superb . . . using archival photographs, first-person accounts from surviving combatants or memoirs, and the connective tissue of his beautifully crafted text to tell a story that is equal parts horror and valour." -The Globe and Mail