Leasor, James.


1st ed., 1975. 250 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. FINE. ‘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. Target 13 of Jubilee Force was to discover the accuracy of a German radar station on the cliff-top just outside the town. Jack Nissenthall, an RAF flight sergeant from London, was a British radar expert who volunteered for the assignment. His personal bodyguard of ten sharpshooters had orders to kill him rather than let him be captured. The story of what happened to him during Jubilee’s fearful 9 hours on the beach is one of the war’s greatest episodes.

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