Thousands gather in Dieppe to mark 'Canada's Gallipoli'

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Some 2,000 people, including army veterans, marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and officially overlooked 1942 military assault on Dieppe.

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Some 2,000 people, including army veterans, marked the 70th anniversary of the tragic and controversial expedition by 5,000 Canadian troops, 1,000 British commandos and 50 United States Rangers to capture Dieppe on August 19th 1942, the first amphibious attack on German-occupied Europe, reports The New York Times.