LANDING CRAFT PREPARING TO HIT THE BEACHES AT DIEPPE (credit: Library and Archives Canada PA 113247)

 

 

76 years ago, on August 19, 1942, the Dieppe Raid was launched; it would prove to be “the bloodiest single day for Canada’s military in the entire Second World War” (Veterans Affairs, Canada).

 

Watch this video, a remembrance of the Dieppe Raid.  And watch another, as Donald Gorman recounts “On the Beach at Dieppe

 

Of the almost 5,000 Canadian soldiers who took part in this ill-fated raid on occupied France, more than half became casualties. Sadly, a total of 916 Canadians would lose their lives.

 

EVACUATION OF THE WOUNDED (credit: Library and Archives 4113923)

 

 

TROOPS RETURNING TO ENGLAND AFTER DIEPPE RAID (credit: Imperial War Museum H22585)

 

 

Should you wish a greater understanding of the Dieppe Raid, this link makes for a good source of information.