Ghost Town - The Dieppe Raid

Just when you thought we couldn't get enough of disastrous military campaigns: It’s been cited as one of the reasons why the D-Day invasion of Normandy worked out as well as it did, but only because of everything that went wrong. It's one of the darkest hours in Canadian military history, with casualties hitting over 60%. What went wrong? And what does Ian Fleming (yes, James Bond Ian Fleming) have to do with all of this? Join us as we look at the Dieppe Raid!

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Sources:

  • Robertson, Terence. Dieppe: The Shame and the Glory. Boston: Little, Brown, 1963.
  • Attack on Dieppe. A & E Television Networks, 2001. Film. 
  • Jeremy Clarkson: War Stories "The Greatest Raid of All" BBC Worldwide, 2012. Film.
  • "The Dieppe Raid." Veterans Affairs Canada. Accessed June 7, 2015.

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