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  Dieppe - www.canadiansoldiers.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dieppe was a battle honour granted to units that participated in Operation JUBILEE on 19 Aug 1942.
The Dieppe region was garrisoned by soldiers of Infanterie Division 302, arriving in the area in Apr 1941 after a short stretch of garrison duty in Germany.
While Dieppe provoked the largest air battle of the war in the west, Boston bombers (such as this one photographed during the battle) were the heaviest air support the troops on the ground received.
www.canadiansoldiers.com /mediawiki-1.5.5/index.php?title=Dieppe_Raid   (2661 words)

Dieppe is a town in the Seine-Maritime département of Normandy, France, on the English Channel.
A port city, Dieppe also has a popular beach, and an ancient castle and churches.
On August 19, 1942, during the Second World War, it was the sight of a bloody landing by Canadian troops, two years before the invasion of Normandy.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/di/Dieppe.html   (91 words)

 Juno Beach Centre - The Dieppe Raid
Dieppe was a seaside resort in Normandy, built along a long cliff that overlooked the Channel.
The Dieppe fiasco demonstrated that it was imperative to improve communications at all levels: on the battlefield, between the HQs of each unit, between air, naval and ground forces.
In addition, the raid on Dieppe showed how important it was to use prior air bombings to destroy enemy defences as much as possible, to support assault troops with artillery fire from ships and landing crafts, to improve techniques and equipment to remove obstacles to men and tanks.
www.junobeach.org /e/2/can-eve-mob-die-e.htm   (2789 words)

Dieppe was not thought to be heavily defended and it was considered that, with tank support in the front line, this force would be sufficient to accomplish the raid's objectives.
After the Dieppe raid Allied planners were forced to review their previously held supposition that the capture of a significant port was an essential precursor to an invasion of mainland Europe.
The Dieppe raid carried with it a high cost but the lessons learned were invaluable and led directly to the success of the Normandy landings.
www.combinedops.com /Dieppe.htm   (3429 words)

 Operation Jubilee: The Disaster at Dieppe — Part 2 19 August 1942
By 06.00, the situation in Dieppe had improved as few of the attackers had gotten off the beach but the landings at Pourville were still a threat so Hasse committed the cyclist company as well as antitank and infantry gun platoons to hold the bridge over the River Scie at Petit Appeville.
The Dieppe raid would enable it to do just that as it would fill the coastal waters off Dieppe with ships carrying thousands of Allied troops and large amounts of equipment and present a target that the Luftwaffe would not be able to ignore.
The result was that once they had arrived in the Dieppe area in strength, Luftwaffe numbers were roughly equal to that of the RAF for the remainder of the battle.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_dieppe2.html   (7148 words)

 The Raid on Dieppe - Operation Jubilee
The aim of the raid was to destroy the German coastal defenses, the port structures and all the strategic buildings (petrol storage depots, radio and radar stations, headquarter centers and airfields).
In August 1942, the area of Dieppe was under the responsibility of the 302nd Division of the Wehrmacht.
In the area of Dieppe, among the civilians, the count was 48 dead and 100 wounded.
www.rpi.edu /~fiscap/history_files/dieppe.htm   (1043 words)

 Dieppe, August 19, 1942
A hero in the Battle of Crete, Lord Louis Mountbatten, was tasked with developing missions that would test the new doctrine of amphibious landings.
By 9 AM it was obvious that the battle was lost and destroyers moved in to get as many men off the beach as they could.
Dieppe did convince the Germans that the Allies would attack a port in the main invasion, and that may have helped the Normandy landings two years later.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/dieppe.htm   (707 words)

 Battle Honours Limited Dieppe Memorial Tour Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Dieppe Memorial Battlefield tour with 100 participants, traveling with Battle Honours Ltd had in fact covered other poignant sites along the way, as the Regimental family sought to understand the history of their forebears in the Great War and in Normandy too.
Many of the Dieppe veterans had spoken glowingly of her during the tour, and her appearance allowed for a joyful reunion.
The Dieppe Memorial Project illustrates that a regiment lives and breathes through the blood and breath of the communities that give their men, and now women, to that regiment.
www.battle-honours.co.uk /dieppe.htm   (1509 words)

 Operation Jubilee: The Disaster at Dieppe — Part 1 19 August 1942
Intelligence indicated that Dieppe was not particularly heavily defended and that the beaches in the vicinity were suitable for the landing of infantry and tanks.
The raid on Dieppe had many objectives, the first and foremost being that it came from political pressures to demonstrate that the Western Allies could make a contribution to the Allied war effort and take the fight to Nazi Germany.
As the plan that was to be implemented slowly slipped from that originally envisaged, the great pre-assault bombardment by the RAF's heavy bombers and the Navy's battleship became further and further diluted until it was reduced to fighter-bomber raids and strafing attacks by Hurricanes and light selected gunfire by destroyers and a gunboat.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/battles_dieppe1.html   (5150 words)

 NATIONAL POST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
DIEPPE, France - Douglas "Duke" Warren was flying his Spitfire high above the shores off Dieppe when Canadian troops began pouring ashore for the disastrous 1942 raid on the Channel port and even from a thousand feet up he could tell his compatriots were in trouble.
More than 1,000 British, Canadian and German planes were locked in combat in the crowded airspace over the town, an aspect of the Dieppe raid that is often overlooked in histories of the battle.
Captain Ben Bond, an air force historian, says the air battle over Dieppe is often overshadowed by the landings, but they were in some ways more important than the disaster that overcame the soldiers on the ground.
www.personaldigital.ca /rem_day/dieppe/dieppe-3a.html   (618 words)

 Dieppe Raid Gallery
As I walked toward the beach in the centre of Dieppe I thought that the landing could not have been there, because the natural terrain of the surrounding cliffs made an obviously strong defense possible.
The port of Dieppe on the French coast remained the objective.
The Dieppe raid was closely studied by those responsible for planning future operations against the enemy-held coast of France.
www.harrypalmergallery.ab.ca /galwardieppe/galwardieppe.html   (2086 words)

 Northwest Historical Association (NWHA) - WW2 Reenacting Society
Dieppe is also a singular event in the history of WWII, an isolated battle that was not part of any campaign.
Reading histories of the Dieppe attack leads you into a series of 'what ifs', into arguments for and against certain methods, disagreement about who was at fault and what should have been changed.
The casualties at Dieppe were terrible, far worse than those suffered at the bitterly opposed landing at Omaha Beach nearly two years later.
www.nwha.org /news_3Q2003/news_page5.html   (827 words)

 Battle of Dieppe
On August 19, 1942, 4,963 Canadian soldiers landed on the beaches of Dieppe, a small town on the coast of France.
The soldiers had inadequate support because the bombers, battle ships and paratroopers were pulled before the raid.
The Battle of Dieppe, and his subsequent capture and years as a prisoner, has had a large impact upon my grandfather's life.
www.emilycripps.ca /battle_of_dieppe.htm   (753 words)

 Veterans mark 64th anniversary of disastrous raid on Dieppe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Meanwhile in France, another Windsor contingent of veterans and their families and politicians were to be on-hand to see a replacement monument for the ill-fated battle on the Dieppe beaches in which hundreds of Canadians were killed.
After the haunting wail of bagpipes and staccato notes of a horn, Dieppe veteran Charles Large was aided by two military reservists in laying a wreath in front of the statue in Windsor.
Large said he has not been back to Dieppe since he was captured by German soldiers in the basement of a house in the French village in 1942.
www.cbc.ca /cp/national/060819/n081930.html   (376 words)

 Flt. Lt. Freddie Clarke
The battle over Dieppe is known in some circles to have been the largest single air battle of the War.
The pilots had all been briefed about landing near the Dieppe race track if they were shot down or disabled but able to land.
Dad is currently (2002) the last survivor of the original pilots of 414 squadron, which was disbanded by the RCAF this spring at Comox, British Colombia.
www.acepilots.com /planes/clarke.html   (1005 words)

 Focke-Wulf 190s Over Dieppe
The Jabostaffel played an important part in countering the Dieppe landings with its FW 190 A-2s and A-3s, and for his actions, the Staffelkapitän was later awarded the Reich's highest honour, the Ritterkreuz.
The aerial battles fought over Dieppe on 19 August 1942 demonstrated the potency of the Focke-Wulf 190 as a fighter and fighter-bomber.
Dieppe was one of the finest moments in the service career of the Focke-Wulf 190, and the combats of 19 August 1942 represent the climax of the Luftwaffe's dominance on the Channel Front.
fw190.hobbyvista.com /dieppe.htm   (3612 words)

 Canadian Hip References
This is a reference to the horrible raid on Dieppe, France, in World War Two.
A force of roughly 6000 men were to assault the German strong points near the town of Dieppe, and press forward on land into the town.
In the raid on Dieppe, there were 3367 casualties, including 1946 prisoners of war - 907 Canadians lost their lives.
www.angelfire.com /on/canadianhip/ref005.html   (180 words)

 Dieppe Raid - Wikimedia Commons
The Dieppe Raid, also known as The Battle of Dieppe or Operation Jubilee, during World War II, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France on 19 August 1942.
The raid was generally considered to be an unmitigated disaster, with no major objectives accomplished and 4,384 of the 6,086 men who made it ashore killed, wounded, or captured.
An aerial photograph of Dieppe during the landings.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Dieppe_Raid   (220 words)

 Combat reports from the Dieppe air battles, 19 August 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Luftwaffe played a major role in countering this raid, and the air battle over Dieppe proved to be one of the Focke-Wulf 190's finest hours with large numbers of Spitfires claimed shot down.
The day after the Dieppe landings he was promoted to Leutnant and awarded the Oakleaves to his Knights Cross.
Initially the British squadrons were able to maintain their formation integrity, covering their ground troops so efficiently that they managed to fight off all attacks.
www.members.aol.com /falkeeins/Sturmgruppen/dieppe.html   (560 words)

 Dieppe WW2 battle 1942 dieppe raid map pictures weapons operation jubilee
The Canadians had scrambled from their ungainly landing craft directly into a storm of fire from the German positions dominating the beaches of Dieppe.
Worse was to come as military commanders, offshore and insulated from the chaos by faulty communications and the heavy smoke of battle, reinforced failure, sending new battalions from the floating reserve to be cut to pieces on the beaches.
The Canadians of the 2nd Division had absorbed 68% casualties in the battle for Dieppe- 3367 out of 4963 officers and men.
www.geocities.com /dieppe_berlin/1Canada/1-Battle/dieppe_main.htm   (296 words)

 Osprey - Prelude to D-Day, Dieppe 1942
Visually, Dieppe is a collection of photographs of beaches littered with a grim harvest of death; German newsreels of shell-shocked, shackled survivors marching into captivity; paintings showing tanks and men frozen in a somewhat unreal ochre, pristine tableau.
Dieppe satisfied RAF requirements that the target be well within their air umbrella and the sea routes were short enough so that the troops could be landed without getting too seasick.
The military force embarked for the Dieppe Raid was predominantly Canadian troops of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division commanded by Maj. Gen.
www.ospreypublishing.com /content1.php/cid=101   (5200 words)

 AIR UMBRELLA - DIEPPE - South African Military History Society - Journal
It was not realised that the four destoyers with a combined fire of eight 4-inch guns and the low-level attack by five squadrons of Hurricanes with bombs and cannon fire would be totally ineffective.
Thus for all its victories, the Luftwaffe was losing the air battle of Dieppe.
It is unfortunate that the important facts regarding the air force's part at Dieppe have since become clouded by the controversy of clashing claims.
rapidttp.com /milhist/vol015ms.html   (3075 words)

Their was one group in the North which was to take Leningrad (symbolistic because this was where the Communist revolution had begun), one in the center to take Moscow and one in the south to take Stalingrad and the oil which surrounded it.
Hitler lost this battle because of the troops' inability to take the cities in which they were to spend the winter.
When winter came, the German troops were held on the outskirts of the Russian cities (the Russian people managed to keep them out) and were destroyed by the Russian Red Army, which had returned from fighting Japan.
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 History of the Battle of Dieppe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On August 19, 1942, 4,963 Canadian soldiers landed on the beaches of Dieppe.
Other reasons for the Dieppe raid are Britain had been suffering a number of defeats on land and at sea, and Europe and Atlantic were securely in the hands of the Germans.
It was hoped that Operation Jubilee demonstrates the growing strength of the Allies, serve as a test run for future invasion of Europe, and take some pressure off the Eastern front.
www.saskschools.ca /~craider/Miller/MorrisonKim/MorrisonPage9.html   (104 words)

 Northwest Historical Association (NWHA) - WW2 Reenacting Society
Johnstone, now 87, remembers vividly the battle of Dieppe that put him into enemy hands, and the 32 months he spent as a prisoner of war, but he seldom talks about his experiences.
Johnstone is part of a contingent of Canadian veterans and politicians heading to the beaches of Dieppe to remember one of the worst moments in Canadian military history.
Some of the Allied troops would land at Puys, to the west of Dieppe, and at Pourville, to the east, while most would come up the middle in Dieppe itself, landing on the pebble beaches and trying to take cover and climb the steep cliffs near the shore.
www.nwha.org /news_1Q2003/news_page11.html   (1496 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Democracy at War - Dieppe Raid, 19 August 1942 - Operations
commandos, attacked the French port of Dieppe on the English Channel Coast in August 1942.
The main Canadian landing on the Dieppe beach and flanking attacks at Puys and Pourville failed to reach any of their objectives.
RAF waged its most intense air battle on a single day in the whole war.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/newspapers/operations/dieppe_e.html   (338 words)

 The Battle of the Philippine Sea June 18 - 20, 1944
The Battle of the Philippine Sea June 18 - 20, 1944
The Battle of the Philippine Sea in the Marianas in June 1944 was marked by the destruction of huge numbers of Japanese aircraft with low losses to the United States Navy.
The coming fight for the Philippines would depend on the battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy in a war that was defined by airpower.
www.worldwar2database.com /html/marianas.htm   (474 words)

 English Military Victories
Britain loses the upper hand in the opening battle for the American war of indep endence.
In defense of the French Countries, French, British, Polish, Belgium and Dutch armies are defeated by the Axis power of Germnay and Italy.
Britian and her allies are victorious in the D-Day beach landings against the unsuspecting Germans.
www.militaryfactory.com /battles/english_military_victories.asp   (1055 words)

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