To what extent did the battle of Dieppe influence the outcome of D-Day?
The battle of Dieppe and Operation Overlord, better known as D-Day, were 2 battles that without a doubt were direct opposites in terms of success and overall effectiveness. From the countless casualties of Dieppe on the 19th of August in 1942 to the great success of D-Day beginning on the 6th of June in 1944, it is hard for one to not see a relationship between the two events. They were both fought on the beaches of Normandy with the difference coming from the objective, D-Day obviously having the larger objective of securing and establishing the beachhead of France. Historians and admirals such as Arthur Kelly, Dan Kellar, C.P Stacy and Louis Mountbatten to name a few, have assessed to a high degree that the failures of Dieppe had a very large influence on the later success of D-Day while there are few like John Campbell who believe a battle such as Dieppe was unnecessary in the later operation of D-Day.
The purpose of this essay is to prove that the battle of Dieppe influenced the outcome of D-Day to a great extent. The battle of Dieppe influenced the outcome of D-Day to a great extent because, the allies clearly learned how to better organize the placement of tanks so that they wouldn't get bogged down upon landing, the allies bettered their communication and developed strategies that were inexorable and lastly, the battle was acknowledged to be "a rehearsal" for D-Day1.
Firstly, the battle of Dieppe influenced the outcome D-Day to a great extent because the allies clearly learned how to better the placement of tanks so they wouldn't get bogged down upon landing on the beaches. During Dieppe, how the allies went about landing...