Last summer marked the 70th anniversary of the raid on Dieppe by Allied troops testing German defences in occupied France during the Second World War. The Courier invited Centennial College journalism professor Ted Barris to shed some light on the battle.
Ron Beal knew he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“The ramp of the assault landing craft went down,” he said, “and all I could see ahead of me was the small-arms fire, hitting the water just like rain.”
On Aug. 19, 1942 – 70 years ago this year – 6,086...