Dieppe- August 19, 1942 August 19, 1942: attempted landing at Dieppe by Canadian troops1) Soldiers land Dieppe beaches ships came ashore in daylight- no surprise2) Enemy fire from cliffs3) Allied Bombers...? Delayed4) Commanders continuedto send reinforcements… 2800/ 4900 soldiers killed or captured** more Cdns. died at Dieppe in a few hours than on any other single day of the war...
Invasion of Italy & Italian Campaign • After Dieppe, Canadians waited in GB for their next chance to go into battle • the “tide” of the war was turning in favour of the Allies US enters war Battle of El Alamein (Oct-Nov. 1942) = the end of German advances in Northern Africa Battle of Stalingrad (winter 1943) – German advance intoRussia is stopped
Invasion of Italy & Italian Campaign1)July 1943invade Sicily 2 Canadian Divisions2) Italian soldiers surrendered - Benito Mussolini overthrown3)New Italian PM signed an armistice with the Allies4) Germannorthern Italy5) Alliesdecide to invade mainland up Italian Peninsula CanadiansOrtona 2 years to take Italy (1945)
Battle of the Atlantic- 1939-1945 Allies sending goods to GB, Axis wanting to stop merchant shipping (starve GB) RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) Britain dependent of Cda and US for food and military supplies Allied ships sunk by German U-boats Cdabuilt corvettes= quick and small, but not very seaworthy “roll on wet grass”
Canadians in the Air RCAF- Royal Canadian Air Force 250,000 Canadians joined Participated in bombing raids in Britain, North Africa, Italy, Northwest Europe, Southeast Asia, and over Germany 10,000 Canadian bombers lost their lives (1/4 total casualties)