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Dieppe in Photographs and Film

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German Army Newsreels

Transcript of German Narration

Segment 1

00:00:00 - Firing at the enemy's landing fleet.

00:00:21 - Shelling from the English ships.

00:00:33 - British fighters are attacking the harbour of Dieppe. Under the continuous fire of our anti-aircraft guns, they are forced to retreat again and again.

00:00:47 - Anti-aircraft guns in the streets of Dieppe.

00:01:08 - A kill.

00:01:29 - German fighter planes are engaging in battle with the enemy, assisted by German anti-aircraft fire.

00:01:34 - Air battle at high altitude.

00:01:41 - Another kill.

00:01:47 - The infantry of the German coast guard launches a counter attack.

00:02:04 - The enemy has been forced to retreat. It only took the German coastal defense forces to succeed in a crushing defeat of the British and American forces.

00:02:26 - Dieppe after the fight.

00:02:56 - Damaged transport boats from which the tanks could be deployed. The landing ramps are down.

00:03:09 - The landing ramps are down.

00:03:33 - Destroyed British landing crafts.

Segment 2

00:00:00 - The enemy lost a total of 127 fighters and bombers. In spite of these extraordinarily high losses, the Daily Express maintains that the air battle resulted in a big victory for England.

00:00:15 - Twenty-eight tanks of the most modern design have been destroyed. Only a few of them could advance across the beach to the German lines.

00:01:04 - Completely exhausted and beaten.

00:01:50 - These are the Canadians. According to the broadcast from London they looked like "refreshed giants" after the battle.

00:02:12 - The first interrogation.

00:02:13 - Enemy soldiers of the first wave equipped with swimming shoes.

00:02:98 - Marching off to prison camp.

00:02:99 - As reported by Reuters on August 19, this undertaking should have boosted the fighting spirit of the troops stationed in Great Britain, who were apparently burning for the fight. These pictures are indeed serving as a boost - but surely only to German soldiers!

00:03:19 - This inept and beastly unreasonable undertaking, which only served political aims, cost the enemy not only extraordinarily high and bloody losses, but more than 2100 prisoners as well.

00:03:49 - Already a few hours later, Dieppe resumed its normal life.