This World War II landscape mural of Canada's military in the Dieppe Raid shows the Canadian Navy receding into the vast ocean background in the Battle of the Atlantic. An RCAF Spitfire fighter plane flies into the foreground on the right, while infantry, landing craft, tanks and vehicles receive heavy fire on the beach front.
The Allied raid on the French town of Dieppe was a disaster, as over 900 Canadian soldiers died. For this WW 2 mural I painted the 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment and landing craft bombarded by German fire, while tank manoeuvring was difficult on the shingle pebble beach.
An RCAF Hawker Typhoon fighter – bomber with D-Day invasion stripes is painted flying past the smoke and wreckage of the Dieppe Raid. While Dieppe was a couple years before the Juno landing, this mural shows both happening in one scene or day.
A Valentine tank and crew drive out of a landing craft onto Juno Beach while receiving fire, representing Canada on the D-Day invasion. The mural shows obstruction beams, Czech hedgehogs and other beach defences the Germans used.
The 3rd Canadian Infantry Division charge out of landing craft onto German occupied Normandy at Juno beach. While the Juno D-Day invasion was a success, I wanted this artwork to show the human cost with casualties depicted.
A Canadian LCA, or Landing Craft Assault, lands on Juno beach and all troops on board run for cover under German fire. Two African Canadian soldiers lead the charge, one of them carrying a Bren machine gun.