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The Great War - Part 26 And we were young - BBC Documentary

Post by Trooper on Mon 07 Aug 2017, 17:48

The Great War - Part 26 And we were young - BBC Documentary


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Hitler's War - What the Historians Neglect to Mention

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Hitler's War - What the Historians Neglect to Mention


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3rd Battle Ypres 1917 WW1 Footage Hell Fire Corner Menin Road Then And Now

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3rd Battle Ypres 1917 WW1 Footage Hell Fire Corner Menin Road Then And Now


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WWI Documentary BBC

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Great War Tour Ep 6 - Your Granddads War

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Brothers In Arms: Pals Army Of WWI - ITV Documentary

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Brothers In Arms: Pals Army Of WWI - ITV Documentary


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Conditions in Trenches - Dan Snow's Battle of the Somme

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Front Lines - The Trenches

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Front Lines - The Life of the Soldier

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Front Lines - The Life of the Soldier


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World War I: Battle Of Verdun 2/4

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World War I: Battle Of Verdun 2/4


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"COWARD"

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Trench Warfare at its worst - Battle of Somme 1916

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WW1 Aviation History In Color HD (part1)

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5 Of The Most Haunted Battlefields On Earth

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Remembering Dieppe Veterans

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Remembering Dieppe Veterans


Barrie | by Ian MacLennan

A Barrie woman is leading a trip overseas to mark the 75th anniversary of the costly Dieppe raid.


http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/downloads/audio/turvey_save!!!!!!.mp3

75 years after the Dieppe Raid during World War 2, a Barrie woman is leading a trip with others to France to remember those Canadian soldiers.

Jayne Turvey says she organized the trip after meeting a man at the Orillia Public Library, where she works, whose grandfather was in the Royal Regiment of Canada and took part in Dieppe, as did Turvey's father, Jack Poolton.

Poolton spent three years as a prisoner of war in Germany.

Turvey's project is called "Dieppe-Blue Beach-Every Man Remembered.'

She says nearly 5,000 Canadians participated in the raid and never really got any recognition because it was such a failure.

554 soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Canada landed at Dieppe, and 227 lost their lives, while many others were taken as prisoner of war.

During her research, Turvey discovered a number of soldiers killed at Dieppe were from the Orillia-Barrie and Simcoe County area., while others were taken as POW's.

The tour leaves August 14th, and on the 19th, to mark the Dieppe anniversary, Turvey says they will gather on Blue Beach at sunrise to toast the men and read all 554 names.

There are 150 RRC members buried at the Dieppe cemetery, and Turvey says a photo of each man will be placed on their grave, as well as a Canadian flag.

Turvey says the soldiers were given a task that was impossible.

She says the men were sent in two waves in broad daylight and they were massacred, in fact, her father believed they were sacrificed.

Project information: https://www.dieppebluebeach.ca/

http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=95215
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