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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I had heard and read articles of the Deippe raid but was totally unaware of one of its most important aims, to gain access to the secrets of the German radar. A very good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable effort
The overall account is gripping but let down by detail and bad proof reading. This in turn leads one to suspect all details. If I hadn't watched a TV programme on this raid then I would think that a lot of the facts were in fact fiction.
As for the 'pulling a grenade pin out by his teeth' description.... almost ruined the whole read for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 25 Feb. 2013
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I had heard and read articles of the Deippe raid but was totally unaware of one of its most important aims, to gain access to the secrets of the German radar. A very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read & discover a story of bravery and intrigue about one of WW2's bloodiest episodes., 21 Nov. 2012
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A book I simply couldn't put down. I now see the horrifying Dieppe raid in a completely different light. A story of one man's bravery to discover German radar knowledge. Quite remarkable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars James Leasor - Green Beach - "One man - One mission...and one of the greatest true stories of courage during World War II", 14 Dec. 2011
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"What and where was 'Green Beach'? Why did one man land there in Canadian Army uniform when he was neither a Canadian nor a soldier, under security conditions so strict that no one was told his name? 'Green Beach' was the code name for Pourville, a small seaside town near Dieppe where, on 19 August 1942, Canadian and British troops landed in Operation Jubilee, an essential rehearsal for the D-Day landings two years later. Jubilee Force, six thousand strong, had been set sixteen special objectives; target 13 was to discover the importance and accuracy of a German radar station on the cliff-top just outside the town. The man in Canadian uniform was a British radar expert who had volunteered for this assignment: Jack Maurice Nissenthall, an RAF flight sergeant from Bow, in East London. What happened to him and his bodyguard in Jubilee's fearful nine hours of fighting on the sun-burned beaches is one of the war's strangest episodes, a story of heroism and ironic humour; one man's determination to pay a debt of honour to the country which had given his parents a home."

"If I had been aware of the orders given to the escort to shoot him rather than let him be captured, I would have cancelled them immediately." - LORD MOUNTBATTEN

"Green Beach has blown the lid off one of the Second World War's best-kept secrets." - DAILY EXPRESS

"This is not just another war book. It's a unique record of a unique event. And James Leasor tells it in great style." - EVENING ECHO

"Green Beach is a vivid, moving and at times nerve-racking reconstruction of an act of outstanding but horrific heroism." - SUNDAY EXPRESS

"Makes excellent reading..." - DAILY TELEGRAPH
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 31 Jan. 2014
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Yet another one of James Leasors books, - They are all really good reads, - Well researched, well written, facinating stories, and he really breathes life in to history, - It's as if you are there, and are a part of the events!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable effort, 14 Oct. 2013
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The overall account is gripping but let down by detail and bad proof reading. This in turn leads one to suspect all details. If I hadn't watched a TV programme on this raid then I would think that a lot of the facts were in fact fiction.
As for the 'pulling a grenade pin out by his teeth' description.... almost ruined the whole read for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A testing style raid on fortress europe, 27 July 2013
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Very well researched. Well written with a friendly user approach. Would recommend it to anyone interested in recent historical matters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Green Beach, 22 July 2013
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A very good tale of international cooperation between British and Canadian forces with a little French assistance. Also post war recognition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read and highly recommended!, 9 July 2013
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A fascinating story that provides an interesting insight to a key point in WW2 history. There can be few RAF Flight Sergeants who experienced the sort of war that this man went through!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! what a story., 30 Jun. 2013
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A really great story about Dunkirk and the early days of radar. Not sure how accurate it is - I wasn't there but fascinating nevertheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well written and factual story., 24 April 2013
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Found it very engrossing, do have a hard back version, but went for the ebook version for convience and portability.
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