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KevinV20 Aug 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

Missed by a day, yesterday was the 75th Anniversary of the raid on Dieppe during WWII. Four actual veterans were in attendance for the commemoration ceremony.
Cheers

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 9:20 a.m. PST

Salutes to them indeed!

14Bore20 Aug 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

I still think this would make a good movie

Khusrau20 Aug 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

Very courageous operation. It must have been an appalling disappointment to feel you were a guinea pig at the expense of so many friends and colleagues.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

Salutes to all indeed

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

CBC did a TV movie about 22 years ago, was mostly filmed around Prince Edward County in Ontario, which has a WWII BCATP airbase still standing and some suitable beaches.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP21 Aug 2017 9:08 a.m. PST

Ok, movie was 24 years ago: imdb.com/title/tt0106720

Apparently the DVD version has an older documentary with participants.

I've just started reading "One Day in August", which argues the raid was cover for an attempt to steal a new Enigma machine and codebook. Seems ok so far.

Jakar Nilson21 Aug 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

It would be great to be able to watch the CBC miniseries again…

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 3:39 p.m. PST

In 1984 I had the privelge and honour to organize a battlefield tour to Dieppe. We had the additonal honour to have Brigadier Peter Young with us as a guide of honour.

He was a Brtish Commando major during Dieppe. His unit No. 3 Commando's mission was to neutralize one of the heavy German guns on the cliffs at Berneval east of Dieppe.

A truly larger than life character (and a wargamer) and a gentleman.

It was an honour to retrace that ill fated operation and to remember those gallant Canadians, Brits and Americans.

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