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The Dieppe Raid - Canada at War. The Dieppe Raid, August 1942 In the spring of 1942, the Allies planned a large raid on German occupied territory to take place during the first week of July 1942.

The Dieppe Raid - Canada at War

Originally code-named "Operation Rutter," the objective was the French port of Dieppe. Assault Troops On August 19th, 1942, the ground forces that were taking part in the raid included 4,963 men and officers from the 2nd Canadian Division, 1,005 British commandos, 50 US rangers and 15 Frenchmen. A fleet of 237 ships and landing barges, including 6 destroyers, brought them near the seashore.

Numbers At Dieppe, 907 Canadians, including 56 officers, lost their lives in a battle that lasted for only nine hours. 6,108 men took part in the raid (from the Land Forces), 1,946 were taken prisoner, 2,460 were wounded 4,963 were Canadians (907 fatalities), 1,075 were British Commandoes (52 fatalities), 50 were American Rangers (3 fatalities), with 20 others. Map Rationale. BIRD BATTLEFIELD TOURS. Our printed itineraries offer not only details of what you will see and do (and when) but also much useful anecdotal and historical information.


You can access a selection of our illustrated itineraries, and relevant maps, by clicking on any of the following: Battlefield touring offers numerous opportunities to gather ‘THEN & NOW’ shots…these below are all in Normandy: June 7, 1944 and the same scene - Turqueville - today; Saint Marcouf - paratroopers on June 7, 1944 and today Caen, 10 July, 1944 and today; Fresney le Puceux - Canadian dispatch rider en route to Falaise, 12 August 1944, and today Bernieres Sur Mer: Canadians guarding the first Germans to be captured by Canadians in Normandy (June 6) 11 July, 1944 - Sherman of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers advancing into Caen; Bernieres Sur Mer, Juno Beach, June ’44, a landmark house for all battlefield tourists. Battlefields Tour. For most Canadians the name Dieppe conjures up visions of disabled tanks on a beach littered with soldiers’ bodies, and thoughts of poor planning, donkey generals, and sacrificial lambs.

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Lee put this raid into context for us, explaining the reasons why it was planned for this particular time and place, the failure of intelligence, the bad timing, and other factors that complicated the raid. We could view most of the beach from the pier We went out onto the pier, and from this vantage point we could see each of the beaches involved, and we listened to the narrative of each landing and subsequent events. We could see by the old and new buildings along the beachfront where later bombardments destroyed structures and where they were spared.

Both the medieval castle and the church-on-the-hill survived the war, but much of the rest was later rebuilt. Chert on the beach at Dieppe. Wisborough Green - Towns & Villages in nr Billingshurst, West Sussex - Visit South East England.