Rangers at Dieppe by Jim Defelice
The First Combat Action of U.S. Army Rangers in World War II

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating


After Pearl Harbor, the United States was struggling to bring itself up to fighting strength for World War II when a specially-trained force-based upon the famed British commando squads-was formed. It would become known as the Rangers.

Before their training was complete, the Rangers were thrust into battle, taking part in an assault on the German-held French port of Dieppe. Plagued by politics and inter-service rivalry, the raid would become one of the greatest debacles of the war. Allied losses included several Rangers killed or wounded-the first American blood spilled on European soil in the war.

Here, drawn from historical records and personal recollections by those who were there, and illustrated with photographs, is the story of the baptism of fire of what would become the U.S. Army Rangers.


About Jim Defelice

See more books from this Author
Jim DeFelice is the author of many military thrillers and has frequently collaborated with New York Times bestselling authors Stephen Coonts, Larry Bond, and Richard Marcinko. DeFelice’s solo novels include Threat Level Black, Coyote Bird, War Breaker, and Brother’s Keeper.
Published January 2, 2008 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: History, War, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

Reader Rating for Rangers at Dieppe

An aggregated and normalized score based on 8 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review