Thursday, February 09, 2006

...versé leur sang sur la terre de France...

Babble on.

Robert Phillips visited the town of Dieppe a few weeks ago, and has posted some wonderful pictures of both the town and the memorials commemorating the dismal raid of 1942, where so many Canadians were captured, wounded, or killed.



If you can't visit Dieppe, at least visit Rob's site, and take a few minutes to follow him on his fascinating tour through this town on the English Channel.

Babble off.

1 Comments:

At 10:29 PM, Blogger John the Mad said...

As a young man of twenty years I was on a tour of Europe. I went to Dieppe and stood on that pebbled beach and looked long and hard at the sea wall, the high cliffs overlooking the killing ground and the memorials to those brave fallen Canadians. It hit home.

I'm not ashamed to say I wept at length. The experience was so powerful that it brings tears to my eyes even now, thirty some years later.

 

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