The Dieppe Raid: A Disaster or Valuable Learning for D-Day?
In August 1942, the Allies staged a raid on the coast of France, in part to test the tactics and weaponry needed for a Cross-Channel Invasion. The raid did not, to say the least, go as planned. What were the lessons of the costly Dieppe Raid, and how were they applied two years later on D-Day?
National D-Day Memorial guide Richard Elder, the son of a D-Day tanker, will unfold how Allied leaders used the painful experience of Dieppe to fight a better war.