Dieppe Beach with broken vehicles and bodies of dead Canadian soldiers

dead Canadian soldiers

A German soldier walks on the beach of Dieppe among the broken equipment and bodies of dead Canadian soldiers.
One can see two abandoned Churchill tanks from the 14th Canadian Tank Regiment and a landing craft.

On August 19, 1942, Britain conducted Operation Jubilee, a large-scale raid on the French port of Dieppe.
Approximately 4,900 Canadians, 1,000 British and 50 American paratroopers left the British ports in a flotilla of 237 warships. Air support did not correspond to the task set, preliminary reconnaissance was conducted poorly, therefore, despite insignificant successes, the landing ended in failure. Of the 6,086 people who landed, 3,623 were killed, injured or captured. The Royal Navy lost a destroyer and several landing craft, and the British Air Force 106 aircraft against 48 from the Germans.

Source of photo information:

  1. humus.livejournal.com

Location: Dieppe, Normandy, France
Picture Time: August 19, 1942

In : 1942

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