Dieppe 75

Backgrounder

Background

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

Please join us in keeping alive the memory of Veterans and those who served and sacrificed during the Dieppe Raid.

These stories can be found through families, historians, memorials honouring the fallen or other connections the community may have.

You can use the hashtag #Dieppe75

 

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For more information

The following resources are available to assist you in finding out more about the Dieppe Raid, viewing Veteran profiles, and finding local events:

Heroes Remember – The Dieppe Raid

Hear Veterans recount their story of the Dieppe Raid.

In-Canada Event information – 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Additional details about commemorative events will be posted here as they become available.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Search the database by name, regiment, date of death.

 

Contact Us

For more information about other local events, please contact the Royal Canadian Legion branch in your area or check VAC’s Calendar of Events.

Additional information can also be found on VAC’s website.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions at 613-992-7468.

Thank you,

 

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca

 

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