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Dieppe in Photographs and Film

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Original Plan: Operation RUTTER

In the spring of 1942, the Allies planned a large raid on German occupied territory to take place during the first week of July 1942. Code-named "Operation Rutter," the objective was the French port of Dieppe.

25 April 1942

Planning for the raid begins.
The original plan, including the objectives are established by Combined Operations.

20 May 1942

Training for the raid begins in England.
Canadian and British troops train for more than two months on the Isle of Wight practicing landing and coastal attacks for the raid.

07 July 1942

Operation RUTTER is cancelled.
Due to a number of factors, in particular the unfavourable weather reports, the raid is cancelled.