Canadians won 2 of 3 VC's awarded for heroism during the Dieppe action in August 1942. 6,000 troops landed that day and were in action for less than 6 hours in what was a hopeless situation. Virtually no objectives were achieved. Compare that to Normandy. Over 21,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach, fought the entire day against difficult opposition and achieved most of their objectives. Not a single VC to be found. Call it politics, public relations, cover up or quotas but it is hard to escape being cynical of the awards process.