The third day of the tour started out with a walking tour of Dieppe. Marie-Eve guided the group along the shale and chert beach, giving an overview of the Canadian perspective on the ill-fated Raid on Dieppe in 1942. The group then headed up the cliffs to see the beach from the German perspective.
We then headed to Pourville, the third beach on the coast where Canadians landed on August 19, 1942, and a stop at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery.
Overall, it was an emotional and moving morning.
In the afternoon we headed to Honfleur for a night in Honfleur, Lower Normandy for the first of five days in the region. Stay tuned!
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