Dieppe Raid Exhibit Opens At The Chimczuk Museum

A map of the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942 is part of the installation Sacrifice and Courage at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

A map of the Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942 is part of the installation Sacrifice and Courage at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

(WINDSOR, ON) – Entitled Sacrifice and Courage: The Dieppe Raid Remembered, the newest exhibit at the downtown Chimczuk Museum brings into tight focus one of the most deadly of military initiatives in the early days of the Second World War.

On August 19, 1942, 75 years ago, thousands of soldiers, sailors, and air force crews from the allied forces joined together to carry out a large scale assault on the coast of a small village known as Dieppe, on the north coast of then Nazi-occupied France.

The majority of the service men were Canadians, including hundreds from the Windsor-based Essex Scottish Regiment. Many did not return. Many others were wounded or captured.

In this rare photo captured Canadian soldiers are seen being escorted through the town of Dieppe in France by German soldiers on 19 August 1942. The photo and others can be seen as part of the installation Sacrifice and Courage at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

In this rare photo, captured Canadian personnel are seen being escorted through the town of Dieppe in France by German soldiers on 19 August 1942. The photo and others can be seen as part of the installation Sacrifice and Courage at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Using artifacts and rarely seen photos, the exhibit attempts to show what life was like and the aftermath of this failed experiment that was no match to Nazi fire from the shore, on what is now known a Dieppe’s Red Beach.

Although many lives were lost, the experience at Dieppe helped guide in the planning of the more successful D-Day Invasion, when the allied forces landed at Normandy in 1944.

Sacrifice and Courage will run until December 31. Regular admission prices at the Chimczuk are in force.

The mess kit (left) and battle dress (right) of the Essex Scottish Regiment is on display at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

The mess kit (left) and battle dress (right) of the Essex Scottish Regiment is on display at the Chimczuk Museum until 31 December 2017.
Photo by Robert Tuomi.

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