Dieppe France Date:1942, August 19 Duration:5 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
The Dieppe Raid, during World War 2. Relief map of France overlayed by Label "DIEPPE." Low-flying British Royal Air Force Spitfire aircraft seen attacking German installations in the area, as German guns fire at them from deep fortifications. Closeup of German antiaircraft gunners on lookout for British aircraft as they fire a Bofors (4 cm Flak 28) point blank, from atop a hill. German gunners firing 2 cm Flakvierling 38 at the attacking aircraft. A German 12.8 cm Flak 40 antiaircraft gun firing. Views on the ground of smoke rising from bomb strikes. German soldiers gathered near a Renault FT tank (one inside it) on deserted street. One soldier holds a hand grenade. A huge explosion throwing up large amount of earth. German Soldier firing MG42 machine gun from inside a building. More huge explosions. Canadian soldiers on beachhead. Some carry a wounded comrade on a stretcher. A German Junkers Ju 88 aircraft bombs vessels near the beachhead. A Churchill tank of the Calgary Regiment near burning landing craft on the beachhead. Glimpse inland of bombed buildings. View shifts to beach, again, and fallen Canadian soldiers lying in front of a burning landing craft. Wounded Canadian soldiers lying on the beach in front of a knocked out Churchill tank. German soldier giving a drink to a wounded Canadian soldier on a landing craft. Canadian soldiers being rounded up as prisoners of war, on the beach and walking under guard with seaside Church of Notre-dame-de-bon-secours in the background. Some prisoners are barefoot. One is being carried on a stretcher. Abandoned Canadian military vehicles on the beach. Canadian prisoners of war with hands raised, being escorted under guard. View of town from beach. Bomb damaged buildings in town. views of allied prisoners under loose guard: walking across a town square; on the beach; and helping injured as they walk from beachhead. View of town from overlooking cliff. Bomb damage is seen. Camera pans across the beach showing beached landing craft and damaged and abandoned military vehicles and equipment littering the shore. View from shore with Church of Notre-dame-de-bon-secours and cliffs in background. Churchill tanks and other equipment at edge of surf. Damaged fortifications in cliffside. Numerous fallen Canadian soldiers piled up against a cliff on the beach. Others lying in front of German fortifications. Camera pans across fallen soldiers on the beach. Closeup of surf lapping at two Canadian helmets. More knocked out Canadian armor. A destroyed German fortification and heavy gun near the beach. More destroyed Canadian armor and fallen soldiers lying nearby. More knocked out Churchill tanks. Closeup on one named "Beefy." Closup of manufacturer's label on Churchill tank. A stack of Canadian soldiers' boots. A British Spitfire airplane crashlanded on the beach. Wreckage of a destroyed British aircraft. Closup of bullet holes in fuselage near the aircraft's roundel. A landing craft drifting in the surf. Scene shifts to the town, where canadian prisoners of war are being processed. They remove their helmets. A group of French boys (some in boy scout uniforms) march along a road. Captured Canadian commandoes in black uniforms marching under guard. Ambulatory wounded civilians walking along a sidewalk. POWs assembled in a large open space near a building where a field kitchen has been set up. German soldier puts soup into the helmets of the prisoners. POWs seated on ground eating their meal. Another look at the shore and detritus thereon. View shifts to the undamaged areas of the town and waterfront. Residents continuing on with their lives, as normal. Some conversing as children stand near a street vendor, who appears to be selling ice cream. Other city street scenes. A German soldier at an anti aircraft gun in the hillside overlooking the port. A contingent of German soldiers marching in formation along a beach road. German officers looking over a 12.8 cm Flak 40 antiaircraft gun position overlooing the beach. German troops marching below in background.
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