OSHR 3107 - The Dieppe Raid (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

This presentation will describe and discuss the August, 1942 disaster prone allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in France. The raid was executed under USA and Soviet pressures to open a Western Front. It was intended to boost morale and display the British commitment to attack Hitler’s "Fortress Europe". However, the assault was repelled. Casualties and losses were overwhelming. Allied commanders ordered evacuation within less than ten hours of the raid’s initiation. None of the raid’s objectives were met and the operation demonstrated the Allies’ were not ready to carry out an effective invasion of France at that time. The lesson learned by the Allies and the conclusions reached by Hitler will be discussed.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.