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In the course of military history one of the most effective tactics ever to take the enemy by surprise has been THE RAID. In "HISTORY'S RAIDERS" some of the most exciting and decisive small unit actions have been minutely researched and uncovered with unprecedented access to over 500,000 hours of archive film, much of which will be seen in the series for the first time.
Produced by Nugus / Martin Productions Ltd for the History Channel MMIEpisode 4 : The Dieppe Raid
As dawn broke on August 19th, 1942, Canadian troops launched a major raid on the German-held French port of Dieppe. What was later described as a "reconnaissance in force", proved a disaster - the Canadians were pinned down on the beach under...