Dieppe (film)

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Written by John Krizanc
Directed by John N. Smith
Starring Victor Garber
John Neville
Kenneth Welsh
Robert Joy
Peter Donat
Country of origin Canada
Producer(s) Bernard Zukerman
Running time 180 minutes
Original network CBC
Original release 1993 – 1994

Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the infamous World War II Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942, which resulted in 3,367 Canadian troopers either being captured, wounded or killed.

It was criticized for not being completely accurate, and overdramatizing the events that took place.[1]



Dieppe was nominated for 11 Gemini Awards, winning two including Best Mini-Series.


The series was released on DVD by the CBC in 2002 just before the 60th anniversary of the Dieppe raid. The DVD included behind-the-scenes footage and various interviews and news stories that aired about the show in 1993 and 1994. Also included was a 1962 interview with both Lord Louis Mountbatten and John Hamilton Roberts, in which they discuss the key events of the raid, and the decisions they made surrounding this event.[2]


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