The Press: Assignment at Dieppe

U.S. correspondents in London drew lots to see who would go to the party. The five who won, along with 17 British and Canadian newsmen, sailed across the Channel with the Commandos, ducked bullets and bombs throughout the battle and returned to London to write some of the most vivid stories of World War II (see p. 26). Three of the 22 landed on the Dieppe beaches and got back alive. Only casualty was International News Service's Larry Meier, who was cut in the face and chest by shrapnel but got himself patched...

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