Dieppe RaidAugust 19, 1942 - August 14, 1942
The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War. 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. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British troops, and 50 United States Army Rangers.
- Canadian Casualties: 3,367
- Allied Casualties: 4,177
- Outcome: Definitive Loss
- Operation JUBILEE: The Allied Raid on Dieppe (1942) A Historical Analysis of a Planning Failure
- The 1942 Dieppe Raid Remembrance Series Veterans Affairs Canada