Dieppe Raid (5/12)

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On August 19th 1942, 6,000 Canadians landed at the Nazi controlled port of Dieppe, France. Their mission was to seize the port and destroy German defenses. Unfortunately for the Allied Forces, the Germans were tipped off about the raid in advance and they were ready and waiting. The Allied Forces lacked intelligence about the German defenses and they arrived without any element of surprise. The results were disastrous. More than half of the Allied troops that landed in Dieppe perished during the siege. More than 100 Allied aircraft were shot down. The raid was considered a major failure for the Allied forces and a costly lesson was learned that day.


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