Combined Operations 1942

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    C/U of a map showing the coastlines of Britain and France with Dieppe highlighted. Quick aerial shot of Dieppe. A group of airmen watch planes flying over an airfield. C/U of the American flag; pan down to a group of US airmen. M/S of the group of American airmen. L/S of aircraft overhead.

    M/S of the bow of a destroyer ship at sea. Several shots of the invasion fleet at sea, laying a smokescreen and under bombardment. Shells land in the sea around the ships. L/S of assault craft heading towards beaches. Anti-aircraft guns on ship firing. L/S of Allied aircraft overhead. Boston bombers in action dropping bombs on Dieppe.

    L/S of the invasion fleet assembling again after the raid. Aerial views of Dieppe after the raid with columns of smoke rising. L/Ss of enemy planes falling into sea after being hit during aerial combat with our planes. L/S of a Spitfire flying low over sea. A British airman floats in the sea after bailing out. He is picked up by a destroyer and smiles at camera before being wrapped in a blanket and taken below. Assault craft head back towards Britain. Several shots of injured men from the raid. Most look surprisingly cheerful. Various shots of damaged warships.

    A damaged Hurricane plane is seen. Tank landing craft arrives on shore; supplies are unloaded. Commandos arrive back in Britain after the raid; they include some wounded. Several shots of bombers and fighters returning to base. Large group of Navy personnel pose for the camera. L/S of flypast of fighter aircraft in formation.

    Note: the unsuccessful raid on Dieppe took place on 19 August 1942. Propagandist commentary suggests the Allies have shown the Germans what they are in for, with barely a mention of the huge Allied (and particularly Canadian) casualties.

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    01:14:18:00 / 01:21:43:00
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