Ainsi le Retour Victorieux de Nos Cousins Canadiens — Photo 58 — Project 365

Ainsi le Retour Victorieux de Nos Cousins Canadiens — Photo 58 — Project 365

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The Second World War marked France profoundly as many of the battles took place here. Not wanting to forget the sacrifice of so many, little signs commemorating those fallen dot France. (Next time you’re in Paris, if you look for them; you’ll probably see several). In this vain, there are a number of plaques memorializing the failed ‘Operation Jubilee’ that brought nearly 6000 Canadian troops to Dieppe of which only half would return at the end of the day to Britain. That said, several have claimed that the D-Day Landings in Normandy two years later succeed in large part because of the lessons learned at Dieppe.

The plaque reads:

LE DIX NEUF AOUT MIL NEUF CENT QUARTANTE DEUX
SUR LA PLAGE DE DEIPPE
NOS COUSIN CANADIENS
TRACERENT LEUR SANG
LA VOIE DE NOTRE LIBERATION FINAL
PRESAGENT AINSI LEUR RETOUR VICTORIEUX
DU PREMIER SEPTEMBRE MIL NEUF CENT QUARTANTE QUATRE

The translation of the plaque:

The 19th of August, 1945
on the beaches of Dieppe
Our Canadian cousins
Traced in their blood
the path to our final liberation
Passing for their victorious return
the 1st of September, 1944

And the photo details:

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSI
Lens ID: EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: ƒ/10
Focal Length: 55 mm
Flash Used: No
ISO: 400
Filter(s)HOYA UV(0)
Date and Time Original: 2010:11:05 11:48:42


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