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A dramatization of the failed World War II raid which became the most serious defeat of Canadian forces in the war.

Director:

John N. Smith

Writers:

John Krizanc, Brian Villa (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Maj. Gen. Hamilton Roberts
Victor Garber ... Lord Louis Mountbatten
Robert Joy ... Hughes-Hallett
Peter Donat ... McNaughton
Aidan Devine ... Casey
Gordon Currie ... Stefan
Thomas Mitchell ... Jawarski
Brian Taylor Brian Taylor ... Morton
Greg Ellwand Greg Ellwand ... Magnus
John Nelles ... Lionel
Larissa Laskin ... Leith
Gabrielle Rose ... Anne
John Neville ... Gen. Sir Alan Brooke
Kenneth Welsh ... Maj. Gen. Harry Crerar
Michael Anderson Jr. ... David Lean
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Storyline

Canadian troops stationed in England during the Second World War were ordered to attack the Nazi-occupied French seaside town of Dieppe. More than 900 were killed. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

raid | dieppe | beach | seaside | commando | See All (23) »

Genres:

History | War

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Picton, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A Royal Naval seaman working in the operations room sports a thin moustache. A Canadian production advisor should have been aware that the only facial hair permitted in both British and Canadian navies would be a full beard. See more »

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References In Which We Serve (1942) See more »

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A good portrayal of a bad day
26 August 2004 | by rps-2See all my reviews

Oddly enough, I saw this production on a videotape bought at a garage sale. Somehow I had missed it when it first was on CBC. This is one of the best things they've done and it's a pity these productions aren't recycled more. It was done 11 years ago but is still pertinent with high production standards. I think they should have been more specific. For example, the Essex-Kent Scottish (at that time from Windsor and Chatham Ontario)was one of the key regiments involved. Yet there is no mention of them or the other two main regiments (from Winnipeg and from Quebec I believe.)There also was nothing specific about the late Col. Merrit who won the VC at Dieppe and who, in his own right, was quite a colourful character. The movie also does not show the motorized assault vehicles. They were disabled when the stones on the beach jammed their treads and pictures taken after the attack show large numbers of them abandoned. But all in all it's a satisfactory testament to a tragic day in Canadian military history.


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