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1

in August 1942, who was King receiving pressure from to use Canadian troops who had now been in Britain training for over 3 years?

the Cabinet and the public

2

in August 1942, what was Churchill under pressure from Stalin to do?

open a second front in Europe to relieve pressure on the Russians in the east (from Operation Barbarossa)

3

why was Operation Jubilee created?

deceive the Germans into thinking a major attack was coming
to capture Germans or German information
to destroy German war infrastructure
to gain experience about coastal attack tactics

4

Operation Jubilee
there were to be _ assaults along a 10 mile front in which 5 different regiments were to complete __________ (5000 Canadians)

five / various operations

5

Operation Jubilee
the plan called for 2 regiments to attack the fronts of ____________

the main landing

6

Operation Jubilee
the infantry was to receive cover fire from the ____________ and __________ regiment, land on the _____, and remove German ___________

Royal Air Force / Calgary Tank / beach / fortifications

7

Operation Jubilee
the attack would commence at 4am to ensure that ____________________: timing and communication was key to the success of the raid

the soldiers would have the covers of darkness to protect their advance

8

Operation Jubilee
when would reserves be sent in?

once initial responsibilities were complete

9

August 19, 1942
3am- ______ Canadian soldiers travel towards _________

5000 / Dieppe beach

10

August 19, 1942
4:45am- troops land on _____________ late

flanking beaches

11

August 19, 1942
at what time were German defences alerted?

5am

12

August 19, 1942
when did the frontal attack on Dieppe begins and aerial attack end?

5:20am and 5:25am respectively

13

August 19, 1942
5:35am- how late did the tank regiment arrive?

10 minutes late

14

August 19, 1942
6:10am- which units did Major-General Roberts send in?

reserve units

15

August 19, 1942
7:30am- what occurred on the beaches?

frantic fighting and disorganization

16

August 19, 1942
when did the attackers retreat to the main beach?

8am

17

August 19, 1942
when did all forces evacuate and retreat?

11am-12:30pm

18

how many casualties were there (out of 5000)?

901 dead, 1946 prisoners, 550 naval

19

what was Canada's part in Operation Husky?

after suffering great losses in Hong Kong and Dieppe, Canada needs a soft target and are sent to fight the Italians

20

why was a third front needed in the war?

to drive forces away from the Northern coast of France in 1943

21

when did Italy surrender and what was the area reinforced by?

upon invasion; reinforced by Germans defending from the heights

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