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Captured Canadian soldiers are paraded
through the streets of Dieppe by the Germans.  50 Rangers took part in the Raid. (National Archives)

Dieppe An Interview with Frank Koons of  Darby's Rangers. Frank was one of only 50 Rangers to participate in the Dieppe Raid. Attached to No. 4 Commando, Mr. Koons helped carry out their famous "text book" raid on the guns of Varengeville.

E-Boat Attack: Dieppe Sgt. Gino Mercuriali of the 1st Ranger Battalion describes how E-boats intercepted their task force heading for Dieppe. 

The Raids

Raid on Norway
  Eugene Dance describes small unit raids into occupied Norway. Dance lead a small band of Americans from the 29th Ranger Battalion that accompanied No. 4 Commando on raids into Norway in 1943. 


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