Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada 150 Week: Dieppe


The failed raid on the seaport of Dieppe on August 19th, 1942 was a poorly devised plan to invade Europe borne of Soviet threats to make peace with the Nazis and the failure to learn from the previous errors at Dunkirk. As a result, Canadians (who made up a bulk of the invasion force, along with members of the American, British, French and free Polish forces) would suffer the greatest losses: nine hundred and sixteen dead, three thousand-three hundred and fifty wounded and one thousand-nine hundred and fifty captured.

The errors would not be repeated two years later on D-Day.

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