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  • Patrick Bishop's exemplary account of this wartime fiasco is a catalogue of blunders such as even our national leaders of today would find impressive... Bishop tells the sorry story with superb authority and verve

    Max Hastings, Sunday Times
  • Patrick Bishop's well-researched, crisply written and utterly absorbing account of the Dieppe Raid tells a story of heroism and futility that will live for the reader long afterwards. Operation Jubilee was all the more tragic for having been entirely avoidable, in ways reasons that Bishop sets out powerfully, unflinchingly and unanswerably

    Andrew Roberts, author of ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’
  • Bishop's instinctive grasp of human nature and forensic analysis of the surviving evidence combine to pinpoint exactly why the hare-brained mission was launched and who was to blame... The hundred or so pages covering the raid itself are a masterclass of heart-stopping historical narrative as we accompany the doomed soldiers on their hopeless mission... [This is a] gripping, beautifully written account

    Saul David, Daily Telegraph
  • Bishop's account of the operation is the best I've read. He understands war, he understands battle, and he understands men

    Allan Mallinson, Spectator
  • Riveting and powerfully written. Patrick Bishop has turned this tragic cautionary tale into a fascinating, shrewd and timely reflection on leadership in a time of crisis, and what can happen to personal ambition in the fevered atmosphere of war

    Henry Hemming, author of 'Our Man in New York'
  • Operation Jubilee is written with verve and knowledge, and with the author's trademark style of integrating eyewitness accounts with insight into the human condition in battle. It draws upon new evidence and provides a new perspective on the French civilians. Recommended reading

    Tim Cook, author of 'The Fight for History'
  • Patrick Bishop's account of the preparation, the battle itself, and its aftermath is forensic, detailed, yet highly readable and written with his great understanding of war. I would be surprised if this book did not become the authoritative history of the disaster that was the Dieppe raid

    General Sir Mike Jackson
  • [This] gripping new book sets the record straight and honours the 6,000 brave men sent into the jaws of death

    Daily Express
  • A miniature masterpiece of historical narrative

    Robert Fox

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