West: Under the Red Ensign
There was mud again in Flanders, churned up by last week's heavy rains. The Nazis were putting up stubborn battles for the Channel portshopeless, losing battles in which soldiers would die quite as definitively as in glorious victories. In short, the reconquest of the Channel coast was an ugly, thankless job. But the Canadians, whose job it was, were actually happy.
They had marched in triumph behind their bagpipes through the streets of Dieppe where 3,350 of their countrymen had fallen. They had cleared (and taken) not...