Did the Dieppe debacle happen because Mackenzie King refused to let Canadians fight in Africa, but wanted Canadians to fight?

Update:

I am very, very skeptical of the now fashionable theory that Dieppe was all about Enigma.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    A sad shame the veterans I knew from this raid have passed on. What happened is an enigma in more ways than one.

    You can be skeptical. Those that were there have a much different opinion.

    Something important happened during the raid. Explains why many details are still highly classified 75 years later. Some researchers can only guess at the contents.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    To keep the Soviets happy

  • 1 month ago

    Dieppe wasn't a spoof raid

    It was just an attempt to learn lessons that should have been known.  Don't attack fortified positions from the front was one that was learned in WW1... Dieppe was fortified with cliffs on the sides, total bottleneck.

    The fact the Navy had been in the Battle of the Atlantic since 1939 and the RCAF had taken part in the Battle of Britain also played a part in the Army wanting to get involved.

    Mackenzie King had seances with ghosts.

    "Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King, also known as Weird Willie, gazed into his crystal ball, communed with his dead dogs, and saw images floating in his shaving cream."

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