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Dieppe in Photographs and Film

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German Army Newsreels

Transcript of Dutch Narration

Segment 1

00:00:00 - English and American troops land on the beach of Dieppe in the morning hours, August 19th. They were met by the Germans with a hail of fire from weapons of all types. German fighters take off.

00:00:20 - Artillery fire creates a barrier against further landing attempts. Use of anti-tank cannons.

00:01:13 - From all angles, prisoners are being gathered. The wounded are being led to the closest medical station.

00:02:05 - 112 enemy planes were shot down.

00:02:22 - Battered English tanks are everywhere. They did not get very far - only a few reached the edge of the town.

00:02:34 - These are the English landing crafts for tanks.

00:03:09 - In the early afternoon the battle was decided.

00:03:50 - The entire beach is covered with casualties. The confirmed losses of the invading troops of Dieppe are very high. We can only guess at the number of dead and wounded soldiers that arrived back to the shores of England and the number of undamaged carriers that reached the English coast.

Segment 2

00:00:00 - The landing of the Tommies resulted in a crushing defeat. The first day of the Second Front only lasted a few hours.

00:00:28 - The beach presents a gruesome image.

00:01:04 - More than 2000 men are marching as prisoners. The attempted invasion has become a new Dunkirk.