The Dieppe Raid was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. It was an ill-fated attempt to establish a foothold on Continental Europe that was completely under control by the German army.
Soon after the Dieppe Raid, stories began circulating among the survivors of a burly chaplain who, with no regard for his own safety, repeatedly ran out onto the exposed beach to carry wounded soldiers back to safety. Padre X, as this anonymous hero was dubbed, singlehandedly saved at least 30 men in this manner, literally pulling them from the jaws of death.
This play from Marc Moir tells the story of the heroic Canadian. 9