1942 WW2 Dieppe photo six Canadian Churchill tanks on beach
Photo of 6 Canadian tanks and 1 landing vehicle (LCT) stuck on beach at Dieppe, August 1942.
One tank numbered '10', another 'BREST' (?).
Armoured support was provided by the 14th Army Tank Regiment (The Calgary Regiment (Tank) ) with 58 of the new Churchill tanks, in their first use in combat, to be delivered using the new landing craft tank (LCT).
Some corner creases. Paper 'warped'
8,50 x 11.50 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War. The raid took place on the northern coast of France on 19 August 1942. The assault began at 5:00 a.m., and by 10:50 a.m. the Allied commanders were forced to call a retreat. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, were supported by The Calgary Regiment of the 1st Canadian Tank Brigade and a strong force of Royal Navy and smaller Royal Air Force landing contingents. It involved 5,000 Canadians, 1,000 British troops, and 50 United States Army Rangers. Of the 6,086 men who made it ashore, 3,367 (almost 60%) were either killed, wounded or captured.