Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

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Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Post by BFBSM » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:20 pm

This is an interesting paper on Operation Jubilee and it's preparation: Link to come.
Abstract: The disastrous Dieppe Raidof August 1942 has received a great deal of attention from historians sincethe end of the Second World War. This article examines the training given to officers of infantry units of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division using the Fusiliers Mont-Royal (FMR)as a case study. The article contends that the infantry officers were not ready, as their tactical training was impeded by the absence of a common doctrine, the lack of realism, and time constraints. FMR’s junior leadership therefore lacked speed, initiative, and instinct, all vital elements for an operation as risky as Operation Jubilee.
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The Royal Air Force, Combined Operations Doctrine and the Raid on Dieppe, 19 August 1942

Post by BFBSM » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:24 pm

Another paper coving Operations Jubilee: Link to come.
This thesis seeks to examine the use of air power during Operation JUBILEE. In recent revisionist accounts, the role of the Royal Air Force has come in for criticism. Therefore, this thesis seeks to examine why the RAF fought the battle in the manner that it did. It examines both the doctrinal and operational context of the forces involved in JUBILEE and in doing so examines their effectiveness. This thesis contends that Combined Operations doctrine argued that the key role for air power was to maintain air superiority in order to protect assaulting force. It then examines this alongside the development of the offensive use of RAF Fighter Command in the battle for air superiority in the period1940-1942. In understanding, these twin pillars of doctrine and operations this thesis challenges the perceived failure of the RAF during the raid by arguing that in seeking to battle the
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in the manner that it did during JUBILEE it provided the most appropriate protection that it could for the assault forces. The thesis then examines the impact that JUBILEE had upon Fighter Command strategy and various aspects of Combined Operations development in 1943 thesis in order to assess its effectiveness. This thesis argues that while there may not be a direct link to Operation OVERLORD in1944 operations at Dieppe had an impact during 1943 and needs to be considered as one line of development in parallel with those from other theatres of war.

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An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Royal Air Force Contribution to the Raid on Dieppe, 1942

Post by BFBSM » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:27 pm

And a third: Link to come.
The paper seeks to explain the limited options available to Air Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory when planning the Royal Air Force portion of the combined operation raid on Dieppe in 1942. It proposes that a number of constraining influences, some self-imposed, reduced the air support options, so that only an air umbrella over the attacking forces could be provided. It argues that these influences were a consequence of the RAF’s cultural and conceptual environment, which perpetuated Trenchardian notions of offensive spirit in RAF doctrine, a naïve willingness to belief pilots kill claims and a refusal to consider options to extend the range of its fighter aircraft. The paper rejects claims that the RAF’s effort at Dieppe was the natural evolution of combined operations doctrine and demonstrates that pre-emptive bombing of Dieppe was politically unacceptable.

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Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Post by klambie » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:36 pm

Recommend killing/modifying those links. Don't obviously see those papers but you have exposed a lot of personal info.
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Re: Operation Jubilee, The Dieppe Raid 1942

Post by BFBSM » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:42 pm

Thanks, killing now. Will modify later.

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