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Episode 87: Dieppe Revisited

Guest: Patrick Bishop, author, Operation Juiblee: Dieppe, 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice

Episode 87 Dieppe Revisited

This week on History Happy Hour: We return to the subject of the catastrophic 1942 Dieppe Raid, with a new take by historian and journalist Patrick Bishop, author of Operation Jubilee: Dieppe 1942: The Folly and the Sacrifice.

Using firsthand testimony and recently declassified archive materials, the bestselling author explores how politics, ambition, fecklessness and inertia led thousands of well-trained Canadian soldiers into a hellish nightmare.

Host-Historians Chris Anderson and Rick Beyer talk to Bishop about his findings, and the decades-old controversy over whether there was really any point to this raid at all. Sunday at 4PM on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.


Patrick Bishop

Patrick Bishop spent twenty-five years as a foreign correspondent covering conflicts around the world. He is the author of two hugely acclaimed books about the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Fighter Boys and Bomber Boys. His other books include Wings, a history of the RAF; and Air Force Blue, which celebrated 100 years of the RAF and was a Sunday Times (UK) bestseller.

"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

updated: 9 months ago

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