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    Biggest and most successful Combined Operation of the war demonstrates possibility of mass-landing in Continent.?

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    Shot fighters taking off, pilots watching in foreground / Line of Bostons lined up pan up to formation of 6 Bostons in air / Nearer shot Bostons in air / AIR VIEW Boston and fighter escort over cliffs of Dover / Many fighters over Channel / AIR VIEW Fighters and bomber over Channel / GV Bostons sweep low over boats near coast.

    Dieppe, France: Air shot: Showing Dieppe beaches and bombs dropping on town. Air shot: smoke screens and ships and Boston dropping bombs. Air shot bombers, flak and tracers from enemy guns and planes. CU Tracers passing in air. Air shot bomber and tracers missing plane. Air shot: bombs exploding on ground. Air shot: enemy flak bursting in air. Air shot showing smoke over Dieppe. GV Pan ships off coast and smoke over Dieppe. CU Troops on ship waving to invasion barge coming alongside. CU Wounded having dressing. LV tank carrier wit another damaged tank carrier lashed to its side. CU Sailor aboard with injured finger.

    England: GV Pan cliffs of Dover. SV Wounded walking up gangway ashore. SV Helping wounded Tommy up gangway. CU Giving wounded soldier cigarette on stretcher. SV Walking stretcher to ambulance. SV American troops on destroyer. CU American troops on destroyer. SV Wounded Tommy on stretcher looking at camera. SV Carrying wounded up gangway. CU Putting wounded into ambulance pan to Tommy with torn off sleeve. SV Man in ambulance drinking tea. CU Wounded man in ambulance doing thumbs up. SV Pan wounded types etc. drinking tea. CU Pan wounded types etc. drinking tea. SV Types seated, one with tin hat with hole in it. CU Man with hole in tin hat. SV pan navy men smiling.
    Background: Biggest and most successful Combined Operation of the war demonstrates possibility of mass-landing in Continent. RAF bomb target and provide air umbrella on greatest scale. Canadians form biggest contingent.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    DEFENCE: World War 2: British make raid on Dieppe

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