At dawn of 19th August 1942, six thousand and one hundred Allied soldiers, of whom roughly
five thousand were Canadians, landed at the French port of Dieppe in their first major test of the
defence of the German-held coastline of Europe since Dunkirk. A combination of over-rigid planning,
inadequate communication; lack of supporting firepower; and in the final hour before the raid, absolute
bad luck inflicted on the Allies made the Dieppe raid one of their worst defeats in World War Two.
The codename given to the operation was ‘Jubilee’ and its aim was to capture Dieppe to provide the
Allied war planners with the vital information about the enemy preparedness for the Russians to
relieve their sorely-pressed armies in the East. The Dieppe raid also served as a risky opportunity for
Allied Forces to test their new invasion techniques and equipment with little experience. The
Canadians who had been itching to get into action for two years, were flung into battle ill-prepared and
scarcely armed, reduced to attempting to overcome concrete and barbed wire with little more than
sheer courage. In nine hours of carnage and horror ‘Jubilee’ became a disaster.
The plan for a raid on the port of Dieppe originated at Combined Operations Headquarters,
London, in April 1942, the month, by Churchill’s direction, Lord Louis Mountbatten was given the
title of Chief of Combined Operations. The German armies had plunged deeper into the Soviet union,
and Russian losses were appalling; Stalin began exhorting Churchill to open a second front at the
earliest possible moment and thereby relieve his hard-pressed armies. A great public clamour for
supporting the Russians arose in Britain, Canada and th...
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