Dieppe, August 1942

Will Longstaff

Dieppe, August 1942
2 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

Dieppe, August 1942.

Oil on canvas by Will Longstaff (1879-1953), 1942.

Troops of the Canadian Calgary Regiment advancing up the beach, supported by a Churchill Mk 3 tank carrying deep wading equipment during the Dieppe Raid. The objective of the raid was to seize and hold a major port for a short period and to gather intelligence while assessing the German responses. The operation was a military disaster in terms of casualties and equipment lost.

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