Four days to Remembrance Day: Dieppe Raid

Allied invasion barges, laden with commando troops, are shown rolling up to the beaches of Dieppe. On the barge on the lower left, one of the commandos can be seen standing while another crouches beside him. This Wirephoto picture was sent from London by radio.

Allied invasion barges, laden with commando troops, are shown rolling up to the beaches of Dieppe. On the barge on the lower left, one of the commandos can be seen standing while another crouches beside him. This Wirephoto picture was sent from London by radio. Rob Alexander collection.

Abandoned at Dieppe by British. Berlin says: German caption accompanying this photo, which was radioed from Berlin to Buenos Aires, says the photo shows an abandoned British transport and a British tank on the shore at Dieppe, occupied France, after the Allied commando raid Aug. 19. (AP wirephoto 1942)

Abandoned at Dieppe by British. Berlin says: German caption accompanying this photo, which was radioed from Berlin to Buenos Aires, says the photo shows an abandoned British transport and a British tank on the shore at Dieppe, occupied France, after the Allied commando raid Aug. 19. (AP wirephoto 1942).        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.

2 responses to “Four days to Remembrance Day: Dieppe Raid”

  1. Glenn Warner says :

    Hey Rob, what can you tell me about the top photo on this post? I pretty much know every photo from the Dieppe Raid — Cdn, Brit, and German — but I haven’t seen this one. At first glance it looks like a scheme in England.

    • Rob Alexander says :

      Hi Glenn. It’s one I just picked up. The original news clipping has been taped to the back of the wire photo. The caption with the photo is all the info I’ve got. You raise a good point, I wonder if it was from a scheme, but then mislabeled? I’m sorry I don’t know more.

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