1942 WW2 photo of Canadian POWs under guard - Dieppe France

$85.00 CAD

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Photo of a group of Canadian soldiers sitting/standing. German soldiers keeping watch over them. Taken day of the ill-fated expedition to Dieppe on August 19th 1942.

Written in German at bottom (on negative):

Sie landeten im deutsch gefangenschaft  Sie kümpften um senst.  Dieppe, d. 19.8.42

(They ended up in German captivity They took care of you)

Written on back ‘Beryl A. Cheathem’(?)

6 x 9 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.