Hello: I thought it would be an alright topic to start, on Dieppe, heres a little what I know. The attack was on the French town, and area of Dieppe on 12 different beaches. The attack included 5000 Canadians 1000 Brits and 25 Americans. The main problem was the attack was no surprise, German inteligence knew about the attack and A German convoy picked up the invasion force in the Channel. They had virtually no naval bombardment, 6 destroyers for 12 beaches. The Air attack was a complete falure, and last Dieppe was a fortress. The Canadians were able to capture most beaches, despite being pinned down by guns but the Germans were better on the sky and most of the Canadian tanks were destroyed on the beach, yet the Canadians held on, Even without all those Brits landing, I read a man say "The only British we saw were the ones waving there hands for us to attack the beach", after only hours the Canadians were being pushed back to the beach, they had completed the objective of finding out how the Germans defend beaches, but it was obvious they could not hold on longer, and Canadians had taken German prisoners. After 9 hours the beaches went silent and the Canadians, and Brits, and im not sure about the Americans, went home. When I was at the Museum of the Regiments in Calgary there was a vetren from Dieppe, he was unable to make it back to the beach intime to catch a ride across the channel, so he dended up a POW, with him he carried handcuffs, that he was to take German prisioners with, the Germans put those handcuffs on him and didnt take them off for somthing like 2 years. I read in the paper on the 60th anniversery, Canadians saying it was "9 hours of hell, and At the end I felt guilty to be alive" Somthing like 950 Canadians died, and many more taken prisioners, any one else have any info?