Aug. 19, 1943

Poop left today – both he and Stoney spent the night with me. Poop was blown up in a mine about two days ago – his hearing is very bad. Tonight Stoney, Bruce Trotter, Ralph and I went up to a memorial service at the Calgary Regiment, Dieppe. Capt. Costigan put on a grand service – Capt. Smith read the lesson. About ninety-five men and eight officers were present who had been to Dieppe.

TLC 5 burns flanked by a pair of Churchills from the Calgary Tanks. The bodies of a Canadian and a U.S. Army ranger lie on the beach. Rob Alexander collection.

TLC 5 burns following the Dieppe Raid of Aug. 19, 1942 flanked by a pair of Churchill tanks of the Calgary Tank Regiment. The bodies of a Canadian and a U.S. Army ranger lie on the beach. Rob Alexander collection.

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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