Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dieppe Raid

       The Dieppe Raid.

The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The assault began at 5:00 a.m. and by 10:50 a.m. the Allied commanders were forced to call a retreat. The battle consisted of Canada, United kingdom and Polish Forces in the West attacking Germany on French lines, with a total of 6100 troops.In my eyes, The battle of Dieppe was not a success. First of all, some of the allies ship got lost delaying the attack, and it also took of the surprise factor because they had to wait till morning to attack. Also they didn't surprise the Germans with any Ariel attack.  Finally when the attack got under way  the allies tanks couldn't get up past the beach because they were getting stuck in the sand so they were just open targets to destroy. During this attempt at a raid, the allies served heavy casualties and loss of troops. More pacifically around 900 dead and 2000 troops captured. One force that attacked lost 96% of the men in their squadron. One of the main objectives was to maintain duration of the French west coast.      


  1. Do you think that this raid made it easier to attack again two years later?

  2. Carson, I agree with you that the Dieppe Raid (without knowing the future) was a disaster. Fortunately, military leaders had the benefit of hindsight and used the failure of Dieppe as a learning experience for D-Day.