Thursday, 18 April 2013
In my opinion the Dieppe Raid was not a success. The Dieppe raid began as a failure as they landed on the eastern flank things immediately went badly, the raid "was one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history"(veterans affairs Canada, note). One of the most important parts of success in a raid is a surprise and being unexpected, but for Canada it was delayed and there was lack of surprise making their attack expected. From the beginning they had poor communication skills from the shore which effected the advanced planning, it ended up that because of all the problems they had 907 soldiers were killed, 586 were wounded and 1874 were kept as prisoners. The massive numbers prove that the raid was not a success because so many men died or were taken captive and we never even won. Only few soldiers even made it to the town showing that the raid was a failure because the mission was to take over the town. Lastly when they were forced to stop the raid and surrender they failed their mission and lost many men doing it.