Thursday, 23 August 2012

LAC posts Dieppe Raid images

Library and Archives Canada has posted 28 images to Flickr  on the occasion of the Dieppe Raid, also known as “Operation Jubilee,”  The Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, France took place on August 19, 1942, supported by over 5000 Canadian soldiers and was planned to test German fortifications. According to the Wikipedia article, no major objectives of the raid were accomplished. A total of 3,623 of the 6,086 men (almost 60%) who made it ashore were either killed, wounded, or captured.

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