North Shore Regiment Reflects on Battle of Dieppe
World War 2 Veterans of the Bathurst Region are hanging their heads today.
They are marking the 70th anniversary of the battle in Dieppe, one of the bloodiest battles in Canadian history.
The North Shore Regiment was moving towards Dieppe in Northern France and played a crucial role in key battles in the fight against Adolf Hitler and Nazis Germany.
Of the almost five-thousand Canadians sent to claim the town for the allies, more than 33-hundred were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner.
The regiment's Captain Luc Bouchard says it's hard to wrap your mind around.
Historians say the Canadians had an impossible task of carrying out a flawed plan that lost the element of surprise.
Seven men who fought in the raid on the French port of Dieppe are there to mark the 70th anniversary.
Below: This Picture of the Officers of the North Shore Regiment of New Brunswick was taken in Maida Barracks, Aldershot, Hants, England in July of 1941