In 1066 the Normans sailed from Dieppe to conquer old England and create the new. In 1942 another invasion force came back from there in a ""strategic move"" to feel out the German defenses. This force was Canadian in origin and five thousand strong; nine hours after it reached the pebbled beaches of this dreary little French resort, nearly a thousand of them were dead and twice that many were prisoners. Was it a necessary step toward D-Day, or a grisly blunder? In this stirringly written and impressively researched volume, Mr. Robertson has stripped ""the facts of embellishment"", placed them in perspective, and relieved General Roberts of ""ill-informed....criticism"". He has done much, much more; The Shame and The Glory is a memorable documentary and a moving exposition of the horror and futility of war.