The garrison was represented by the 302nd Infantry Division with a strength of about 2000 men ; half of them was responable to defend the town and the
beach, the other half occupied different sites equipped with heavy batteries and various gauges on the 16 km of coast on both sides of Dieppe. This « littoral » territory was actually
stuffed with blockhauses.
This regiment will be assisted by elements of the 571th Infantry Regiment.
On DIEPPE pier and at the cliff’s feet and in several building of the sea-front were istalled many machine-gun nests and miscellaneous 37 m/m and 20 m/m guns.
It is admitted that if suprise effect had been successfull for the Allies, the situation would have hardly changed as the German troops were on manœuvre since a week and their reaction would not have been long to come.
IN THE ASSAULT OF THE 19TH OF AUGUST, the Germans will loose 591 men.