“Dieppe 75” to by hosted by Nova Sco­tia High­landers As­so­ci­a­tion on Au­gust 19

The Victoria Standard - - Arts -

In hon­our of the 75th An­niver­sary of the Dieppe Raid of Au­gust 19, 1942, the Nova Sco­tia High­landers As­so­ci­a­tion will host an event of re­mem­brance at Vic­to­ria Park, Satur­day, Au­gust 19th.

“Dieppe 75” will re­mem­ber one of Canada’s worst days in the Sec­ond World War. The event will in­clude a talk by pop­u­lar mil­i­tary his­to­rian Leo Boudreau, a Roll Call of Cape Bre­ton­ers who fought in the Dieppe Raid, and a sound­ing of The Last Post. Pub­lisher Ronald Ca­plan will be there to for­mally launch a book called Dieppe: Canada’s For­got­ten He­roes, writ­ten by John Mel­lor, au­thor of The Com­pany Store.

Ca­plan says that work to­ward the “Dieppe 75” event and pub­li­ca­tion of Dieppe: Canada’s For­got­ten He­roes un­cov­ered the names of over thirty Cape Bre­ton­ers who fought in the Dieppe Raid. Among those Cape Bre­ton­ers whose lives are for­ever at­tached to the Dieppe Raid, was Hugh Allen Mack­in­non. He was a medic who went onto the beach the next day, Au­gust 20, to nurse any­one who might still be alive. Mckin­non man­aged to save a batch of ex­tra­or­di­nary pic­tures he took off the body of a dead Ger­man pho­tog­ra­pher—pho­tos of the raid and of its af­ter­math. These pic­tures will be among the pho­to­graphs that will be dis­played at “Dieppe 75.”

The Nova Sco­tia High­landers As­so­ci­a­tion in­vites the pub­lic to share in “Dieppe 75” at Vic­to­ria Park on Au­gust 19 - a pub­lic day in hon­our of the 75th an­niver­sary of the Dieppe Raid and of the Cape Bre­ton­ers who fought there.

The event will be held at the Ju­nior Ranks Mess in Vic­to­ria Park, lo­cated in Syd­ney’s his­toric North End. It will start at 1400 hours [2 p.m.]. There will be light re­fresh­ments and the dress is in­for­mal. There will be a Roll Call of Cape Bre­ton soldiers who fought at Dieppe and a sound­ing of The Last Post. Ev­ery­one is in­vited. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ronald Ca­plan, 902539-5140.

The book cover of John Mel­lor's lat­est book, Canada's For­got­ten He­roes. An event mark­ing the fate­ful and costly raid dur­ing World War II will be held at Vic­to­ria Park in Syd­ney on Au­gust 19.

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