Dieppe, 1942: Canadian wounded and abandoned Churchill tanks after the raid. A landing craft is on fire in the background

Dieppe, Canadian wounded and abandoned Churchill tanks after the raid. A landing craft is on fire in the background

German soldiers pass by a Canadian "Churchill" tank nicknamed "Bert" on the street of French Dieppe. My grandfather was a member of the crew in the tank named "Bob" who helped save the crew of this tank, and brought them back to the beach. Ironically, my great-uncle Bert was also a member of Bob's crew.

German soldiers pass by Canadian tank "Churchill", lined the street of French Dieppe

On Louis Riel Day, as the Métis Government of Manitoba, we celebrate the achievements of this visionary Métis leader. As Manitoba's Father of Confederation, Riel forged the path that enabled us to become part of Canada. His government recognized and ensured the protection of the rights of all people - Métis, First Nations, English and French. This is a shared history all Manitobans can be proud of…

On Louis Riel Day, as the Métis Government of Manitoba, we celebrate the…

The Dieppe Raid. My Grandfather and Great-Uncle were in The Calgary Tank regiment which landed unsuccessfully on the beach.

Dieppe Raid Aug 1942 - Canadian and British troops raided the French port of Dieppe to test German defences. The raid lasted only 9 hours, but of the nearly 5000 Canadian soldiers involved, more than 900 were killed and 1874 taken prisoner.

'Bob' was the tank that my Grandpa Jim Ganshirt and my Great-uncle Albert Johnson were in. They were part of the landing party on the beaches of Dieppe. After making it into town, and then saving the crew from the tank 'Bert', they made it back to the beach. They then became POWs of the Germans.

'Bob' was the tank that my Grandpa Jim Ganshirt and my Great-uncle Albert Johnson were in. They were part of the landing party on the beaches of Dieppe. After making it into town, and then saving the crew from the tank 'Bert', they made it back to the beach. They then became POWs of the Germans.

http://canadaonline.about.com/od/ww2battles/ig/Pictures-Raid-on-Dieppe/Captured-Canadians-at-Dieppe.htm    Battle of Dieppe. Captured Canadian soldiers.

Raid on Dieppe Pictures: Captured Canadian Troops at the Battle of Dieppe

The Black Watch. My family have been involved with them from as far back as 1650 in Scotland.

The Black Watch. My family have been involved with them from as far back as 1650 in Scotland.

KOCR

KOCR - The King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Albert Johnson. Member of the Calgary Tanks during WWII. My Great-uncle.

Member of the Calgary Tanks during WWII. My Great-uncle.

"Jimmie" Ganshirt on his way to war. He was a member of the Calgary Tanks during WWII.

"Jimmie" Ganshirt on his way to war. He was a member of the Calgary Tanks during WWII.

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