By G. H. Bennett
The despatches reproduced the following, brought and annotated by way of Professor Bennett, disguise occasions with a tremendous concerning the end result of the struggle, equivalent to the convoys within the Mediterranean and to Russia, significant amphibious operations and raids comparable to Dieppe, along a few of the minor operations concerning the Royal military and, in fact, D-Day. those vital records are released right here in an available shape. we're lucky that they have been written in a manner designed to be understood through the general public on the time. What they exhibit, not just approximately naval operations yet approximately their authors, is fascinating:
‘The landings went very principally based on plan … The operation used to be interesting.’ (The disastrous Dieppe Raid, August 1942)
‘Once the motion is joined, and either side are firing, the enemy would be the first to develop into erratic.’ (Lt-Commander T. J. Bligh, 15 October 1944)
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