• One Day in August

  • Ian Fleming, Enigma, and the Deadly Raid on Dieppe
  • By: David O'Keefe
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In less than six hours in August 1942, nearly 1,000 British, Canadian, and American commandos died in the French port of Dieppe in an operation that, for decades, seemed to have no real purpose. Was it a dry-run for D-Day, or perhaps a gesture by the Allies to placate Stalin’s impatience for a second front in the west? 

Canadian historian David O’Keefe uses hitherto classified intelligence archives to prove that this catastrophic and apparently futile raid was, in fact, a mission set up by Ian Fleming of British Naval Intelligence as part of a “pinch” policy designed to capture material relating to the four-rotor Enigma Machine that would permit codebreakers like Alan Turing at Bletchley Park to turn the tide of the Second World War.

©2020 David O'Keefe (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • professor robin matthews
  • 02-02-22

Interesting iIluminates Brexit Bond connection

Worth listening to. The story seems convoluted. I suppose the main themes are;
- somehow Enigma and the Raid on Dieppe were connected.
- somewhere in the picture was Ian Fleming..
- and the illusions of James Bond are still part of the hangover. And still with us even though Bond recently went 'gently into the night'


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  • kenneth
  • 02-10-22

Great story, well written but……

I really enjoyed this book but one caveat, at first I was wondering where Boulognea was until I realised he meant Boulogne after that it really grated.

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