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Dieppe 1942: Tuesday's Documentary


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'The Duke of Wellington said: "The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton." I say The Battle of Normandy was won on the beaches of Dieppe.'
(Earl Mountbatten of Burma)

The Combined Operations raid on Dieppe 30 years ago was a tactical defeat that sowed the seeds of victory. Tonight's programme tells the story of one of the most controversial operations of the Second World War:
with Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCB, OM, DSO, then Chief of Combined Operations
Lord Lovat, DSO, MC, leader of the only successful part of the raid
The late Vice-Admiral John Hughes-Hallett, DSO Naval Force Commander
Col. C. C. Merritt, VC (Dieppe), South Saskatchewan Regt.
Col. P. Porteous, VC (Dieppe), No 4 Commando
and Officers and men of Canadian Regiments, the Royal Navy, the Royal Marine Commandos and German officers who give their impressions, supported by archival film.
Commentary spoken by Tony Britton
Written and produced by Tony Broughton
(Tony Britton broadcasts by arrangement with Peter Saunders and Ray Cooney)
('For the Germans, Dieppe was like a clay pigeon shoot': pages 52-55)


Interviewee: Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Interviewee: Vice-Admiral John Hughes-Hallett
Interviewee: Col C.C. Merritt
Interviewee: Col P. Porteous
Narrator: Tony Britton
Military Adviser: Brig Peter Young, DSO, MC
Writer/Producer: Tony Broughton

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