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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Training at the 54th Division Battle Training School at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. River crossing exercise and an attack on an enemy pillbox.
Description: A section carrying the assault boat to the water. Instructors erecting the reconnaissance boat. Fitting the valve in the dinghy. Inflating the rubber dinghy with a foot pump. The reconnaissance boat crosses the river under enemy fire. The assault boat crosses under enemy fire using a smokescreen as protective cover. Number 8 Platoon waiting for the order to attack. The platoon advances cautiously. The platoon race to attack through the smoke barrage. They charge the enemy position. A Bren gun provides covering fire. A mortar crew race to attack the enemy position.