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On-the-spot France

Dieppe remembers bloody WWII battle

Audio 04:45
Canada Dept of National Defence

Seventy years ago the French costal town of Dieppe, in Normandy, saw one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Nearly two-thirds of the 6,000 allied soldiers who stormed the beach on 19 August 1942 were killed or captured. Today the battle is seen as an important step towards the D-Day invasion two years later and an important date in Dieppe’s own history. 

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