France Date:1942, August 19 Duration:2 min 58 sec Sound:Yes
Operation "Rutter,"(aka Operation Jubilee) the ill-fated Allied raid on Dieppe, France, conducted by the Canadian 2nd Infantry Division and British Commandos plus some Inter-allied commandos, during World War 2. Map highlighting Dieppe. Low-flying British Royal Air Force Spitfire aircraft attacking German positions. German gunners firing heavy field gun from a grove of trees. Batteries of German antiaircraft guns firing from positions in hillsides. Explosions close to the camera. Fortified German gunners firing quad 2 cm Flakvierling 38 antiaircraft gun. A German 8.8 cm Flak 18 antiaircraft gun in operation. Explosions on the beachhead. German soldiers at roadside, one with a hand grenade. Another huge explosion near the camera. View from inside fortified German position, as soldier fires MG42 machine gun. View through window of building as bomb or shell explodes close by. View of Allied beachhead in disarray as Allied raiders are taken prisoners of war. Several are ambulatory wounded and another is carried on a stretcher. A German Junkers Ju 88 bomber overhead, bombs an allied ship at the waterfront. Wounded Allied soldiers lying on the beach with knocked out Churchill tank and a burning landing craft behind them. Abandoned landing craft on the beach. A larger ship afire. Allied soldiers being gathered up by German soldiers. One gives a drink to an Allied soldier in a landing craft. Remnants of Allied forces being escorted as prisoners of war along a road with seaside Church of Notre-dame-de-bon-secours in the background. Some prisoners are barefoot. One is carried on a litter. Burning landing craft on the beach. Canadian soldiers march with hands raised. Views of damage to buildings in Dieppe, from bombing and shelling. Canadian prisoners of war being escorted by German guards through town. View from high point overlooking Dieppe, showing the town, with smoke rising in places, and the beach with Allied boats and equipment strewn on it.
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