Raid on Dieppe

A disaster along the miraculous path to victory.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,” remarked Brutus to Cassius in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. This line of prose captures a vital truth of history: Events often flow in one direction, like a powerful, inevitable force influencing human affairs. But just like a tide, they can reverse direction. This is certainly true in war. Armed conflicts often follow cycles of battles favoring one side in a string of victories, and then the tide turns and the other side holds the advantage.

Read more at “80-Year Anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe”

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