Saturday, August 18, 2012

70th Anniversary of WWII Dieppe Invasion

70 years ago today - Aug 18, 1942 - was the start of the Dieppe Invasion - a military disaster that fell almost exclusively on the Canadians but was provided many lessons that made D-Day 2 years later a success.   Of 5,000 Canadians that hit the beach over 900 died and 2,000 were captured.  It was touched to hear that the local French still honour Canada and the dead of this terrible battle.


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