We took the time to drive along the coastline and just get an overview of the sites. A large portion of our day was spent visiting the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. After crossing north from Honfleur to Le Havre on the magnificent Normandy Bridge, we made our way to Dieppe.
The Battle of Dieppe, during WWII, was an Allied attack on the German occupied port of Dieppe on the northern coast of France on August 19, 1942. Over 6,000 infantrymen, predominantly Canadian, tried to seize and hold the port. No major objectives were accomplished. A total of 3,623 of the 6,086 men who made it to shore were either killed, wounded, or captured (almost 60%).