POWs sitting on grass, some wounded.
Photo printed backwards from negative (text is inverted). Dated on bottom of photo 'Dieppe 19.8.42', as well as other text to be decoded.
On back, text in German: “Dieppe 19.8.42”
9.25 X 6.5 cm 3-5/8" X 2-1/2”
(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.