‘Angel of Dieppe’ celebrates 100th birthday

Cllr Steve Saunders presents the painting of Newhaven.

Cllr Steve Saunders presents the painting of Newhaven.

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Newhaven Town Council was invited to France to celebrate the 100th birthday of the ‘Angel of Dieppe’ last weekend.

Sister Agnes-Marie Valois was a nurse during the Dieppe Raid where she cared for wounded Canadian and Allied troops in hospital.

She earned the nickname as she walked through the battlefield, checking the corpses for unconscious and injured soldiers, sometimes standing up to the Nazis to prevent executions.

 

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