The Dieppe Raid began before dawn on August 19, 1942. The operation was intended to test German defences, practice Allied assault techniques, force the enemy to divert military resources from the Eastern Front and acquire valuable intelligence.
Supported by British and allied forces, almost 5,000 Canadian soldiers took part in the attack on the occupied French port of Dieppe. Sadly, it would prove to be the bloodiest single day of the entire Second World War for Canada and more than 3,350 of our men were killed, wounded or taken prisoner.
Finding the Stories
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The following resources are available to assist you in finding out more about the Dieppe Raid, viewing Veteran profiles, and finding local events:
Hear Veterans recount their story of the Dieppe Raid.
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