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Label Histoire n°10 : Les 2000 Canadiens morts pour rien & Les bains de ...

Jacques-Emile Blanche, 1861-1942. Potrait of Georges Porto-Riche, Oil on canvas, 100 cm x 65 cm. Signed, dated and dedicated lower-right 'à mon ami Rodin / J. E. Blanche / Dieppe 1889'.,_priv.coll).jpg

AUG 19 1942 Operation Jubilee – the raid on Dieppe Stills from camera gun footage taken from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark V flown by Sergeant M Liskutin of No. 312 (Czechoslovak) Squadron RAF, as he shot down a Dornier Do 217 over the English Channel, while on patrol over a convoy of returning vessels from the Dieppe raid.

Superb picture of Spitfires Mk Vb's of 303 Sqn enroute to Dieppe - 19 August 1942. On left Spitfire Mk Vb RF*D - pilot Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" Zumbach Photo: From the Sikorski's Institute

7 January 1944: The Royal Engineers prepare for D-Day. The deadly result of enfilade fire during the Dieppe Raid of 1942: dead Canadian soldiers lie where they fell on “Blue Beach”. Trapped between the beach and fortified sea wall, they made easy targets for MG 34 machineguns in a German bunker. The bunker firing slit is visible in the distance, just above the German soldier’s head.

UNIT 7 - Around 1.1 million Canadians served in WWII, including 106,000 in the Royal Canadian Navy and 200,000 in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The first canadian infantrymen to die in WWII was Private John Gray. He was captured and executed by the japanese on December 13, 1941 in Hongkong. Canada was the first commonwealth country to send troops to Britain in 1939.