Statement by the Prime Minister on the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid:“In the early morning hours of August 19, 1942, nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers, joined by their British and American allies, approached the German-occupied ports of Dieppe, Puys, and Pourville.“The Allies – including land, air, and sea forces – were sent to test the German defences and gather crucial intelligence. The mission turned tragic as soon as the Allied soldiers landed. Daylight had broken, and the element of surprise was already lost.
Ottawa, Ontario - August 19, 2018