July 1, 2013|
Dieppe by Hugh Brewster
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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: ...
Product dimensions:48 pages, 10.55 X 9.03 X 0.17 in
Shipping dimensions:48 pages, 10.55 X 9.03 X 0.17 in
Published:July 1, 2013
Publisher:Scholastic Canada Ltd
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780545994217

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