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4 Cdn Division
4th Canadian Division

31 Canadian Brigade Group

Operation Yellow Ribbon

Return to Dieppe Series - The Battle of Verrieres Ridge

Caen and vicinity were to provide more emotional moments. The RHLI fought the Battle of Verrieries Ridge just south of the city, and the battlefield is still there, unaltered by development. It cost the Rileys their second-highest casualty count of the war after Dieppe. From Troteval Farm to the town is less than two kilometres of mostly open field - a true killing ground.

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Story and Photos by Captain Tim Fletcher

 

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