The Dieppe Raid: A Tragedy In 1942
The First Canadian Division, Headquarters Kneep Castle West Sussex.
The First Canadian Infantry Brigade. Slindon House West Sussex.
Sixty years ago, on August 19, 1942, a largely Canadian force attempted to deal a heavy blow to German forces occupying Dieppe. The raid was a military disaster: on this one day, 907 Canadians were killed
Canadian prisoners of war – 1,874 were captured in the raid.
In 1942, members of the Canadian army were encamped in the hills and towns of the South Downs around Brighton., Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Slindon, to name a few of the locations. They were about to embark on a daring raid on the Nazi held French port of Dieppe.