Dieppe 1942 - 2013 then & now

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by koos24, May 12, 2013.

  1. koos24

    koos24 Member

    Dieppe Raid, Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter, Operation Jubilee
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dieppe_Raid
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    Last April I made comparison pictures I like to share with you.



    My english is not good so my comment is modest.





    These two pictures are from before the attack of 19 August 1942

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    German officer in the Dieppe port.

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    German roadblock on rue de Sygogne

    After the attack the Germans made lot off pictures

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    Part of the Candese and Englishmen were captured

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    The most famous photo was taken in the garden, by rebuilding a good comparison is not possible.
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    In September 1944 the Canadians came back

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    The cemetery

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    Traces of August 1942 today
    Dieppe and around


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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thanks for psoting these photo.
    I've only been there once, back in 2007 , it's always good to get on the ground itself even if only for a brief visit.
     
  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Lovely photos. Thank you for posting

    Lesley
     
  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Great photos thanks for posting

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you for posting, a lot of time an effort put in by yourself.

    regards
    Clive
     
  6. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Good work Koos
     
  7. Pylon1357

    Pylon1357 Junior Member

    As one who will never get to Dieppe, I have to say thank you for all your hard work in doing this project. I can only imagine the difficulties you have had in putting this together.

    I wish I could find something like this for Coriano Italy.
     
  8. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Koos,

    Excellent before and after presentation of Operation Jubilee. Thank you for the thread.
     
  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    The family of Ron Reynolds, of the Royal Regiment, followed his wishes and spread his ashes on Blue beach at Puys on August 19th, 2010. 67 years to the day after he landed and was wounded on the same beach. Ron lost most of his comrades that day.

    I had the pleasure of spending 10 days with the irrepressible Ron and his lovely family in France in August 2007. Anyone who was buying the official line about the "lessons learned at Dieppe" would have had an exceptionally difficult time debating that subject with Ron. He was very knowledgeable and he was there.
     
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  10. sandwichery

    sandwichery Junior Member

    Great photos. Thanks for the effort.
     
  11. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Pylon
    You will get your wish shortly about Coriano when Gerry gets around to publishing the activities of 21st Tank bde in their support of 1st Cdn Div at the Gothic Line - although the actual village of Coriano was taken by 5th Cdn AD - and we

    were busy at San Martino for a while just a mile away...

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  12. koos24

    koos24 Member

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    I searched for a few hours to the location of this photo.

    Someone an idea :)
     
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  13. martin14

    martin14 Senior Member

    The curved detail on the building on the left is interesting.

    Or the 1st floor balcony next to it.


    Thank you koos, job well done ! Those then and now photos are just awesome.
    If you have any more 'then', please post them.


    I was there last year, too much chaos with the Aug. 19th commemorations.
    Have to go back when it's more quiet.
     
  14. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Great pictures
    what terrible operation A waste of fine well trained troops, the 2nd CID never really overcame the disaster. It was impossible to replace these men in sufficient numbers to maintain their continuity even 22 months later in Normandy.
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  15. Pylon1357

    Pylon1357 Junior Member

    I will be looking forward to that one for sure. I was planning a trip to Coriano in July 2011 but my HLTA was canceled when I broke my ankle. I was sent home to heal up before returning to KAF. Next time I was out was not until late August 2011 and that was on my dime, no choice but to come home.

    One day I will get to Coriano. I know I will. It is one of the very few things on bucket list.
     
  16. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    76 years tomorrow.

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  17. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

  18. ypres5

    ypres5 Junior Member

    Some nice photo's,. Mick
     
  19. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Just picked up thread.Superb photographs of yesteryear and today.

    Had two holidays around Dieppe and was in the town frequently....an easy town to navigate by car.Spent some time at Pourville. There was an anti tank obstacle consisting of a very large concrete block at the bottom of the hill where the fish restaurant /fish cooperative now stands.

    This was the location where at 1730 on 19 August 1942, von Rundsted radioed Hitler to say that the invaders had been repelled, according to a ATB dedicated account of the Dieppe Raid.

    Good photograph of the defence bunker at the Puys Ravine beach exit.Murderous fire on to the beach from here but also from the location where the white house stands.(I believe an Englishman bought the place sometime after the war) The only access to it is a narrow steep road with a parking removal sign at the bottom neat to bunker mentioned.

    The scene showing the Germans overlooking the beach from the headland at the western end, overlooks the casino which was there in August 1942.
     
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