The third day of the 2015 Juno Beach Centre Summer Institute started out with a walking tour of Dieppe. Chris Evans and Marie-Eve guided the group along the chert beach, giving an overview of the Canadian perspective on the ill-fated Raid on Dieppe in 1942.
The group travelled north from Dieppe to the small coastal village of Puys to visit the rocky beach that was the site of the eastern sector of the 1942 Raid on Dieppe.
Following a short discussion with Chris and Marie-Eve, the group headed into the town of Dieppe lunch before heading to Pourville, the third beach on the coast where Canadians landed on August 19, 1942.
We ended our exploration of the region at the Dieppe War Cemetery, where many of the Canadians killed on that fateful day are buried.
Overall, it was an emotional and moving morning.
Tomorrow afternoon we head to Normandy for the first of five days in the region. Stay tuned!
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