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Battle of Dieppe The Battle of Dieppe was a test for the full-scale invasion of western Europe. The plan was to make a assault on the town of Dieppe, across the English Channel on the coast of France. The raid on Dieppe was to give the allies a chance to test techniques and equipment for landing troops from the sea. The battle was a complete failure for Canadians over 1000 killed and over 2000 taken prisoner.
'Operation Jubilee' - Dieppe, August 19/20 1942 Panzerbergungstrupp Zugführer Leutnant Epple sits on the turret of the knocked out Mk 111 Churchill Tank "Bellicose" (T68175) of B Squadron, 10 Troop, 14th Army Tank Regiment, (The Calgary Regt.). The tank commander Lt. Edwin Bennett was wounded, lost an eye and was made a POW, Trooper R G Cornelssen, got out of the tank ok, but was killed late that day, he is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Trooper Archie Anderson was also made POW for th
World War II: Daring Raids and Brutal Reprisals
A German soldier inspects the battlefield with dead English soldiers lying on the ground at the bay of the port city St. Nazaire, France, on April 1, 1942, after the battle with German forces March 28. Out of some 600 British forces involved in the raid, 169 were killed and 215 taken prisoner.