“Big Commando raid on Dieppe today. Raid was still continuing this evening. Just conceivably the first step in an invasion, or a try-out for the first step, though I don’t think so. The warning that was broadcast to the French people that this was only a raid and they were not to join in would in that case be a bluff.”
19.8.42 | Orwell Diaries 1938-1942.
Do you think that the troops pined down on the beach hear the message? Awful.
The raid was a blood bath…