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Dieppe veterans demand compensation

It has been called the most controversial battle Canadians have ever fought. On Aug. 19, 1942, after nearly three years of waiting in England for a chance to fight, Canadian troops were sent to raid the French coast at Dieppe. But the Germans were ready for them, and the attack became a massacre. Of nearly 5,000 Canadians sent to Dieppe, only 2,000 returned. More than 60 years later, the operation remains divisive: was Dieppe an essential trial run for D-Day, or a shocking waste of lives?

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Former prisoners of war ask the government for special consideration for the hardships they endured.
Medium: Radio
Program: The House
Broadcast Date: April 21, 1984
Guest(s): Bennett Campbell, George Giegar, Stanley Knowles, Marcel Lambert
Reporter: Denise Rudnicki
Duration: 7:45

Last updated: December 4, 2012

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