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Title:ARMOURED DIVISION CROSSING RIVER AT DAWN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 142
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Dawn effect shots of infantry from the 50th Armoured Division crossing cantilever assault bridge laid over the River Lark near Lackford, Suffolk, by Royal Engineers. The troops have Bren guns and rifles. Building final sections of bridge. Lorries and patrol cars crossing.
Dawn effect shots of Valentine and Matilda tanks with mounted anti-aircraft guns crossing river bank outside Mildenhall, Suffolk. Sappers have laid a light bridge over the river. A heavier bridge being erected to the right, tanks crossing.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Lawson (Sergeant) (Production individual)