Disaster at Dieppe
As his landing craft approached the French coast, Laurence Guy Alexander of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps wolfed down a tin of stew, the last meal he would eat for nearly 24 hours. By dawn, his ship was in the midst of the horrific maelstrom that was the Dieppe Raid of August 19, 1942, a bloody fiasco in which thousands of Canadians were killed, wounded or captured. To read his own words: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/dieppe-medical-corps.
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