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German and Canadian Dieppe veterans, face to face

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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Their countries are now allied, but 25 years later all is not forgiven.
Medium: Television
Program: TBA
Broadcast Date: July 6, 1967
Guests: William Koenig, Frank Krefter, Emil Kruger, Bruno MacDonald, Al Richards, Sandy Shusterman
Host: Warren Davis
Duration: 20:06

Last updated: September 8, 2014

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