Dieppe Raid – 70 years after – The journals of Doc Alexander

Sunday August 19th 2012 will be the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. To commemorate that anniversary I recommend the reading of the the journals of Dr. L. G. “Doc” Alexander, Medical Officer with the Calgary Tank Regiment during the Dieppe Raid.

His grandson is putting his grandfather war journals online exactly 70th years after the entries were written, it is a fascinating story.

Tomorrow will be the entry of the Raid and I am most curious to see how this how this event was viewed by someone who lived it front row.

I love reading personal war diaries because they give you a real account about what happened. You find many information in these journals that you do get with the official history or books that were written many years after the facts by historian that were never there but try to make an analysis of the events with “if” and interpretation of the facts.

You can go to the website by clicking here.

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