One Day in August

One Day in August: The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe
The Untold Story Behind Canada’s Tragedy at Dieppe
Year Published: 
2015
Author: 
David O’Keefe
ISBN: 
0345807693 (ISBN13:

In a narrative as powerful and moving as it is authoritative, David O’Keefe rewrites history, connecting Canada’s tragedy at Dieppe with an extraordinary and colourful cast of characters—from the young Commander Ian Fleming, later to become the creator of the James Bond novels, and his team of crack commandos to the code-breaking scientists of Bletchley Park (the closely guarded heart of Britain’s wartime Intelligence and code-breaking work) to those responsible for the planning and conduct of the Dieppe Raid—Admiral John Godfrey, Lord Louis Mountbatten, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and others. The astonishing story critically changes what we thought we knew.

The RCE lost 27 killed, 37 wounded and 129 POWs on this raid. Next to the assaulting Infantry, this was the highest loss of any Corps. For those interested in history, this book spells out RCE involvement in detail.

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About the Author: 

David O’Keefe was a Research/Liaison officer and Signals Intelligence specialist for the Department of National Defence and infantry officer in the Royal Highland Regiment. He is now a professor of Modern and Military History at Marianopolis College in Westmount, Montreal. His publications include Canadian Military History Minutes broadcast on Radio Canada International; he is also a research director/historian/writer for radio and on four acclaimed television documentaries.