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>During the Second World War, on 19 August 1942, the Allies launched a major raid on the French coastal port of Dieppe. Operation Jubilee was the first Canadian Army engagement in the European theatre of the war, designed to test the Allies’ ability to launch amphibious assaults against Adolf Hitler’s "Fortress Europe." The raid was a disaster: More than 900 Canadian soldiers were killed, and thousands more were wounded and taken prisoner. Despite the bloodshed, the raid provided valuable lessons for subsequent Allied amphibious assaults on Africa, Italy and Normandy.
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If I remember, those are two Americans that were there as observer.
The latest information has actually lead to the conclusion that the raid was initiated as a cover to hide a pinch raid to recover the latest 4-rotor Enigma machine and code books which had essentially blacked out Bletchley Park with regards to U-Boat actions in the Atlantic.