Forces Engage on Nazi Soil
LONDON, England—A combined force crossed the English channel in the early morning hours to launch a raid on Nazi-occupied France near the port town of Dieppe. The force consisted of troops and armor from America, Britain, and Canada as well as Free French forces. Canadians composed most of the force. A combined air operation flown by more than one thousand British, American, and Canadian fighters and bombers provided cover for the ground forces. Nazi forces are providing fierce resistance as the battle continues to rage a half day after it began. The raid is not considered the anticipated “second front” by military officials. The action is the first Free French troops have been on their native soil since 1940. Dieppe is a deep-water port approximately one hundred miles from Paris.