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The Battle Of Dieppe The Beaches At dawn of August 19th 1942 six thousand and one hundred Allied soldiers of whom roughly five thousand were Canadians landed at the French port of Dieppe in their first major test of the defense of the German-held coastline A combination of inadequate communication lack of supporting firepower and in the final hour before the raid absolute bad luck on the Allies made the Dieppe raid one of their worst defeats in World War Two The Allies hoped to capture the port for 12 hours then take German prisoners and information about German defenses When the raid took place there were 6103 troops landed on the beech and 4963 of them were Canadians The troops landed in random positions and than all of them just attacked There were not many excellent or dependable strategies or anything planned into the raid so it did not work that well If all of the other countries in the allies contributed more troops there might have been a different outcome but Canada had most of the troops and also the most deaths The main reason for most of the Canadian troops in the raid was that when World War II began in 1939 Canada joined the Allies in battling the Germans Many Canadian soldiers were sent to Britain to defend it from a German invasion When two years passed without an attack the Canadian soldiers became bored and restless Their families back in Canada also began to protest their inactivity so they contributed most of the troops Another main flaw in the raid was when they attacked and how they didnt go undercover When the allies had their main attack they did it right in the middle of the day when all of the enemies were awake and on guard for an attack when they could of planned it so the main attack was at night and they allies could have had
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