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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 1st Canadian Division, Guards Armoured Division, and the RAF / RAF Regiment take part in a battle exercise in Leighton Buzzard and Oxford. The action is filmed from both the "German" and "British" sides.
Description: A Mustang plane flying low over the trees on reconnaissance over the 11th Corps HQ. Lieutenant-General C G Bucknall briefing war correspondents at the Headquarters. A "German" Bofors gun firing at a British bomber. Germans blow up a bridge near Leighton Buzzard before withdrawing. A sergeant pressing a plunger to ignite the charge. A 6 pound anti-tank gun lining up on the British advance position near Oxford. The infantry on open ground. British infantry advancing. A Canadian padre with the infantry. "British" (actually Canadian) lorries crossing a pontoon bridge in occupied Oxfordshire town. German planes attack British lorries on the main Oxford road.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Parkinson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Bucknall, Gerard Corfield (person)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force, Royal Air Force Regiment (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, 1st Canadian Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Guards Armoured Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, UK (geography)
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (geography)