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Raid on Dieppe Pictures

Pictures of the Canadians at the Raid on Dieppe in World War II

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The Raid on Dieppe was a test for the full-scale invasion of Western Europe by the Allies during World War II. The plan was to make a frontal assault on the town of Dieppe, across the English Channel on the coast of France. The Raid on Dieppe would give the Allies a chance to test techniques and equipment for landing troops from the sea.

And test them it did. A German ship spotted the convoy coming, and they were ready as the Allied troops, mostly Canadians, got to the beaches. Many were mowed down by machine-gun and mortar fire. Landing of the Calgary Regiment tanks met equal misfortune. The tanks slipped on the round pebbles of the beaches, and those that got past the sea-wall were blocked by concrete barriers. Intelligence reports were poor, radio communications were terrible, and air and infantry cooperation was non-existent.

The Canadians suffered 3,367 casualties at the Raid on Dieppe, with nearly 1000 Canadians killed and almost 2000 taken prisoner.

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Canadian Troops Embarkation Training Exercise for the Raid on DieppeCanadian Troops Embarkation Training Exercise for the Raid on DieppeCanadian Troops Training Exercise for Disembarking at DieppeCanadian Troops Training Exercise for Disembarking at DieppeRoyal Canadian Army Medical Corps Rehearse for Raid on DieppeRoyal Canadian Army Medical Corps Rehearse for Raid on DieppeConvoy of Landing Craft en Route to DieppeConvoy of Landing Craft en Route to Dieppe
RAF Douglas Boston Aircraft in the Battle of Dieppe RAF Douglas Boston Aircraft in the Raid on Dieppe Pilots From DieppePilots From Raid on DieppeHMS Calpe Laying a Smoke Screen off DieppeLaying a Smoke Screen off DieppeLanding Craft at the Raid on DieppeLanding Craft at the Raid on Dieppe
Cameron Highlanders in Landing Craft at the Battle of DieppeCameron Highlanders in Landing Craft at the Raid on DieppeRun in to the Beaches at the Raid on DieppeRun in to the Beaches at the Raid on DieppeTroops Prepare to Land at the Battle of DieppeTroops Prepare to Go Ashore at the Raid on DieppeRN Destroyer Bombards DieppeRoyal Navy Destroyer Bombards Dieppe
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