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Canadian veterans remember WWII Dieppe Raid

The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a crucial moment during World War II. Of the 4,963 Canadian soldiers who embarked from England for the operation, only 2,210 returned, and many of them never even landed in France, making the Dieppe Raid one of the most devastating and bloody chapters in Canadian military history. More than 900 Canadians were ultimately killed in action, died of wounds or died as prisoners of war.

The Dieppe Raid holds a prominent place in Canadian military history as it helped shape the Allied landings at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

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