Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2011
Plaque coordinates: 43.692373 -79.335596
On August 19, 1942, six thousand allied troops embarked on 250 vessels from southern England on a daylight raid on the German occupied French resort town of Dieppe. Almost 5000 of these soldiers were young Canadian men.
Of the Canadians who embarked on the raid, almost 4000 were killed, wounded or taken prisoner.
Of the 1000 soldiers who returned to England, 600 of them were wounded.
On January 11, 1943, East York Township Council renamed this site Dieppe Park. This plaque is a permanent memorial to honour the brave soldiers who fought and died for our country.
Posted July 28, 2012
Our thanks and prayers are for all the Canadian Armed Forces; the lost and the veterans. At home and abroad, from 1813 to 2012.
Posted July 17, 2012
Well, I suppose it's better than nothing. We Canadians certainly don't seem to hold our veterans in as high regard as some other nations do. Thanks Grampa.
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