This revelation came about in Normandy when searching for hidden sites in the Foret d' Ewy just south of Dieppe. The site turned out to be really well preserved and is called Val Ygot. There is even a plastic model of a flying bomb on a ramp poised for launch; we had the place to ourselves on our visit. The French are history minded when they want to be and this place is well worth the confusing drive round the small forest roads. We will post up some pictures on our Flying Bomb Page in due course.
One of our aims was to conduct a "Then & Now" photo-survey on the Dieppe Raid and in glorious warm weather we embarked upon a tour of the town searching for modern views of old wartime photographs taken after the tragic raid in August 1942. Surprisingly some turned out to be almost perfect matches but Dieppe has undergone massive change in the intervening 75 years making some comparisons meaningless. What must be said though and with much appreciation to the French for us British Subjects, are the fantastic monuments and information panels erected along both Red and White Beaches written in both French and English; for here in Dieppe the memory of all those young lost lives has not been forgotten and is kept forever alive. Thank you Dieppe.
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