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1942 WW2 photo of Canadian dead on beach at Dieppe

$100.00 CAD

– Sold Out

Bodies of two Canadian solders, wrecks of a couple of Churchill tanks, German soldier examining debris.

Looks to be in front of the Promenade at Dieppe, code-named White Beach and Red Beach.

If it is indeed this location, the following units landed here:

  • Royal Hamilton Light Infantry
  • Essex Scottish
  • Fusiliers Mont-Royal
  • Royal Marine ‘A’ Commando
  • 14th Canadian Army Tank Regt. (Calgary Regt.)

11.5 X 8.5 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).

Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record. 


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.