Sunday, August 19, 2012

Seventy years ago - remember

DIEPPE, France - Commemorative ceremonies today are marking the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War.

Thousands of people turned out in the French coastal town for events marking the raid on Aug. 19, 1942, which turned out to be a disaster.

Over 900 Canadians who spearheaded the mission in northwest France were killed, and nearly 2,500 others were wounded or taken prisoner.

Seven veterans, all in their 90's, are part of the Canadian delegation.

The Canadians have been joined by French military and government officials.

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