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Title:FRENCH FORCES OF THE INTERIOR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 113-10
Summary: FFI troops serving with the "Scamaroni" Company, named after a French police official who died under torture in Gestapo hands, parade in front of their Company headquarters in Caen in honour of comrades killed in action whilst helping the Allies during the fighting in Normandy.
Description: The FFI commander for the Calvados region, Major Gille and the region's Gaullist Prefect review the company on parade. Major Gille takes the salute from the Company's NCOS as the names of the dead are read out. Most of the FFI troops appear to be wearing British battledress.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Smales, Edgar Hiram1920-08-071984-09-19 (Production individual)
Notes: Refer to material showing Resistance parades etc. in Caen in A70 108-3 and French army recruits in training and on parade in A70 123-1 shot by Sergeants Collins and Walter. Additional material shot by Sergeant Parkinson in A70 82-3 shows Major Gille, OC FFI Calvados region, delivering a speech in Bayeux on Bastille Day.