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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Anti-invasion "bumper exercise" (tanks), various locations. Some of the units act as the enemy.
Description: 1 October. 3rd Division, 5th Corps near Eggington, Bedfordshire. Military Police on motorcycles. Traffic control. Headquarters set up in a farmyard. Anti-aircraft gun and crew. "Enemy" fighters, "enemy" bombers flying overhead. Prisoners of war "cage". Tanks and infantry in action against each other. Use of civilian motor coaches for troop transport. Naval and army officers appear as Polish officers.
2 October. 8th Armoured Division, 23rd Armoured Brigade at Newport Pagnell, Bedfordshire. Prisoners of war in cage. Canadian infantry marching through Newport Pagnell. Captured enemy tanks. Officers looking at maps. Tanks of C Squadron 46 RTR. Enemy reconnaissance plane. Fighters driving off bombers. Matilda tanks in Newport Pagnell.
3-4 October. General troop movements at Olney. 9th Armoured Corps at Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire. Battle shots, General Sandy. 6th Armoured Corps.
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)
Bryce, Alex (Production individual)
Grecourt (Production individual)
Tennyson d'Eyncourt, Walter (Captain) (Production individual)