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Title:DEMONSTRATION, RIVER CROSSING [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 143
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Demonstration of river-crossing at Hungerford, Berkshire carried out by "A" and "B" Companies, 9th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, "G" Troop, 76th Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers of the 1st Armoured Division, 5th Corps. They demonstrate the crossing of a river by infantry and anti-tank guns to form a bridgehead behind which Royal Engineers will provide a crossing for Armoured Brigades. They use reconnaissance and assault boats, a Scissors bridge and box-girder bridge. A platoon from "C" Company, 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters is dressed in German uniform to represent the enemy. This is a dress rehearsal for a demonstration to be carried out on the King's visit on 30 July.
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)
Smith (Second Lieutenant) (Production individual)
Graham, E A (Production individual)
Black, A W (Production individual)