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  • Short-listed, Canadian Children's Rountables of Canada, 2010
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Non-Fiction, 2010
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2010
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2010

Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II Canadian Title

By Hugh Brewster   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545994217 Paperback
48 Pages | 9.03" x 10.55" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9780545994200 Hardcover
48 Pages | 10.82" x 9.3" | Ages 8 to 12

Hugh Brewster's moving account of "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history" is now available in paperback.

On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe. When the disastrous raid was over, and the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead. Almost two thousand were taken prisoner. Some called it "the bloodiest nine hours in Canadian military history."

Through meticulous research and interviews with veterans both in Canada and at Dieppe, Hugh Brewster has created a fascinating and haunting depiction of the planning and execution of this tragic raid and its aftermath.

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Praise for Dieppe: Canada's Darkest Day of World War II:

Honour Book, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award, 2010
Finalist, OLA Silver Birch Non-Fiction Award, 2010
CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2010

"Dieppe can be described quite simply as superb . . . using archival photographs, first-person accounts from surviving combatants or memoirs, and the connective tissue of his beautifully crafted text to tell a story that is equal parts horror and valour." -The Globe and Mail