DIEPPE, FRANCE

Many years ago I took a course where I was told that the Dieppe landing was an attempt to show Stalin that the West was indeed doing something to put up a second front. Although this was never intended to be a second front, this raid was evidently doomed from the beginning just from the view here. The cliffs from where I'm standing provide excellent cover fire for anyone jumping onto this main beach. No infantry stood a chance on this beach!

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