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Dieppe

A trip to the coast

Even though I am really busy at school, I managed to escape for the day to Dieppe. It is a coastal town, 2 hours away from Paris by train and it is also the infamous place where the 2nd Division of the Canadian Army conducted their failed raid raid against the Germans in 1942. I read about this raid in a book in highschool and found it very interesting. The beach is surrounded on both side by huge cliffs where the Germans had fortified bunker positions. The British, not wanting to risk their best ships and aircraft, provided only minimum fire support during the raid. The result; 1000ish Canadians dead, 2000ish wounded and 2000 taken prisoner. This city would be liberated by the same division in 1944.

Beach, cliffs and memorial
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Town and Chateau

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and of course my goat and sheep friends for cutting the grass!

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And finally the view of dieppe from far away. Although the picture isnt perfect, you can clearly see the impossible task the Canadians were up against

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Posted by Gotti 02:12 Archived in France

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