HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: pgarrett87
New Today: 2
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 12889

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 98
BOT: 1
Total: 99
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Home
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Your Account
09: Home
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Home
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Home
20: Home
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Home
25: Forums
26: Photo Albums
27: Home
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Forums
31: Home
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Forums
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Home
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Home
43: Home
44: Forums
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Home
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Home
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Home
60: Home
61: Forums
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Home
65: Home
66: Forums
67: Home
68: Home
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Home
75: Forums
76: Home
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Home
81: Home
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Your Account
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
88: Home
89: Your Account
90: Forums
91: Forums
92: Forums
93: Forums
94: Home
95: Forums
96: Forums
97: Forums
98: Forums
  BOT:
01: Home

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 307
 Pictures: 2398
  · Views: 742202
  · Votes: 1313
  · Comments: 86
 

70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
Discussions run-amok, innane banter it all goes here
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Spam-O-Rama

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Dimitri
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 5910

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:39 pm    Post subject: 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Reply with quote

Quote::
The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter and, later, Operation Jubilee, was a Second World War Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe. The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942.

The assault began at 5:00 a.m. and by 10:50 a.m. the Allied commanders were forced to call a retreat. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by limited Royal Navy and large Royal Air Force contingents.

Quote::
Of the nearly 5,000 strong Canadian contingent deployed that early August morning, 3,367 were killed, wounded or taken prisoner; an exceptional casualty rate of 68%.

Quote::
Mountbatten later justified the raid by arguing that lessons learned at Dieppe in 1942 were put to good use later in the war. He later claimed, “I have no doubt that the Battle of Normandy was won on the beaches of Dieppe. For every man who died in Dieppe, at least 10 more must have been spared in Normandy in 1944."

In direct response to the raid on Dieppe, Winston Churchill remarked that, “My Impression of 'Jubilee' is that the results fully justified the heavy cost” and that it “was a Canadian contribution of the greatest significance to final victory.”



Dimitri

_________________
A thousand hills, but no birds in flight, ten thousand paths, with no people's tracks. A lonely boat, a straw-hatted old man, fishing alone in the cold river snow.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 8481
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Reply with quote

God bless them all.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2721
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject: Re: 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Reply with quote

Sounds like a cluster and the two leaders doing a bit of arse covering.
Churchill had enough practice in WW1 during the Dardanelles campaign, anyone remember Gallipoli and Suvla Bay?

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 8481
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Reply with quote

aah yes I think most Kiwis and Aussies will never forget Gallipoli

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 14791
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:03 am    Post subject: Re: 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid Reply with quote

Anything that involved Pommy Generals and tactics was bound to turn to crap.

Biggest problem I believe, especially during WW I, was the English Corp of Officers was full of members who either inherited their rank, were commissioned on the strength of Daddy's position in the aristocracy or they "bought" their rank for a status symbol.

Unfortunately it was no better in Australia's early days, but it was soon corrected here...it took a fair bit of WW II before the problem disappeared in Pomgolia.

There are stories of English Senior Officers sitting on a platform, back out of range, directing the battle whilst taking "elevenses" in a comfy chair and being served by servants or a Batman.

All Commonwealth countries paid a massive price for being "driven" by these morons during WW I...but none more so than the English soldiers themselves.
General Haig, when questioned, declared that all men accused of cowardice and desertion were examined by a Medical Officer (MO) and that no soldier was sentenced to death if there was any suspicion of him suffering shell shock. The Under-Secretary of State for War also and repeatedly misled the House of Commons on this matter. In fact, most soldiers accused of cowardice and desertion were not examined by an MO, and in the few cases where a medical diagnosis of shell shock had been made, the medical evidence was rubbished or ignored and the man was convicted and shot anyway. General Haig not only signed all the death warrants but when questioned later on this issue lied repeatedly. General Haig's behaviour in choosing to murder his own men places him in the category of war criminal.

Stress Injury to Health Trauma PTSD

I believe Gen Haig (Butcher Haig) should have been charged with war crimes for his campaign of executions of Commonwealth soldiers in the name of cowardice, then stripped of his title and all awards. There is no reason why this could not still happen, and history changed to reflect this decision.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

"Nulla Si Fa Senza Volonta."
(Without Commitment, Nothing Gets Done)
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Spam-O-Rama
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 7 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by *Dizfunkshunal* :.