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  • Short Summary

    Various footage of the invasion of Dieppe - some German material.

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    Bodies piled up - most lie on their stomachs. C/U of a sign on barbed wire - "Defense de passer - Betreten verboten" C/U of three British tin helmets stuck on the wire. C/U of head and upper torso of the dead body of a Canadian soldier. C/U of the badge on the shoulder of his uniform which reads: "Canada." Two British soldiers' helmets lie on the beach - the tide comes in and covers them, then goes out again. German soldier gives a British soldier a drink from a flask, they both balance on the front of boats - nice shot. Panning shot of a smiling German soldier and a line of wounded British soldiers. Stretcher bearers carry a wounded man or dead body. M/S of a group of British prisoners of war being led along by German soldiers. The British soldiers take off their helmets and throw them to the ground. M/S of wounded British soldiers walking towards the camera on the beach. Wounded man is carried past the camera in C/U. L/S of captured British soldiers walking towards the camera. Most have no shoes, a few have no trousers. British prisoners of war march past the camera with their hands in the air. Soldiers walk through the streets of Dieppe. M/S German soldiers talking and gesticulating. C/U of feet of prisoners of war with makeshift footwear made of canvas and webbing straps. C/U of prisoner's face. M/S of wounded men walking past camera. C/U of man with bloodied face. M/S of many British soldiers' helmets on the ground. Panning shot of squashed mass of captured soldiers. Four men are propped up on their elbows in the middle of the shot, others lie down to rest. C/U of three soldiers resting. C/U of soldier from the Canadian {something unreadable} Corps - he is propped up on an elbow looking away from the camera. Panning shot of huge pile of soldiers' belongings - kit bags, rifles, water flasks etc.

    More Canadian Troops Arrive. Canadian Troops leave a liner as Scottish soldiers play the bagpipes. C/U of the troops as they leave the ship. C/U of man playing the bagpipes. M/S of a group of soldiers sitting on the ground eating their rations. C/U of a man smiling and winking at the camera. C/U of man smoking. M/S of various soldiers joking around and eating sandwiches. Continued.

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    British Pathé
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    01:54:32:00 / 01:56:42:00

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