Standing in the centre of Square du Canada Canada Squarethe Dieppe-Canada Monument is a testimony to the long and warm association between Canadians and the people of the region, the Normans, which has existed since Samuel de Champlain sailed to found New France.
The enemy, from higher ground and in the town's beachfront casino, hit these units hard. The Russian viewpoint enjoyed American support, with some American military leaders favouring action in the Pacific against the Japanese, if no large scale offensive in the west was possible.
Regimental memorials erected by the survivors and their comrades stand today at all the landing places. Although they were supposed to land immediately after an intense air and naval bombardment, they were put ashore ten to fifteen minutes late.
Foote, a chaplain, helped care for wounded troops under fire. There had been changes too in the capability of the defenders, so it seemed prudent to reflect on the experience of a raid this size before embarking upon the largest amphibious invasion force in human history, with consequences to match.
It was some time before the commanders afloat realised the disastrous situation on the beaches, unfortunately only after the floating reserve had been sent into the carnage.
At Puys, the Royal Regiment of Canada also suffered unexpected difficulties.
And for the Canadians, the day was not without heroism. At the time of Operation Jubilee, the UK could not boast a single victory against the Germans in the field excluding Commando 'pin-prick' raids and British and Commonwealth troops in North Africa were being contained and driven back by the Africa Corps.
These warnings were not acknowledged and the raiding force took no evasive action. Subsequent assault waves piled into the first and were subjected to similar treatment.
On July 7th, the raid was postponed and the continued unsettled weather conditions just added to the gloom as the troops and shipping were dispersed. Commander Harry Leslie, RNVR recalled the failure of the support ships to depress their guns sufficiently to hit the German positions at either end of the bay.