Re: Royal Canadian Engineers SOE in Dunkirk?
The Dieppe Raid took place on 19 August 1942.
There are many sources for the Dieppe Raid.The carnage was terrible and the general public opinion was that it was a total mess in planning and execution.This view continued for over 30 years and is firmly embedded in most history books.In Canada, it is seen as a wastage of Candian manpower by the Allied command (hints of using Commonwealth troops as "cannon-fodder").
However, a Canadian, Bill Stephenson (the man who was "Intrepid" in the secret war), later said that the events at Dieppe convinced the Allies that they could assault a beach more easily than a defended port.The German high command came to the opposite conclusion which goes a long way to explaining why they bough the propaganda and mis-information about landings in the Pas de Calais.Because of secrecy laws, Stephenson was not able to comment on the raid until the late 70s.
One reasonable overview can be found at:
There are Canadian surviver groups you can contact on the web.