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Title:REINFORCEMENTS COME ASHORE AT 'JUNO' BEACH [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 47-7
Description: On the evening of June 13, 1944, Cromwell tanks - reinforcements for the 7th Armoured Division - come ashore from Royal Navy LST 542 onto 'Mike' Beach between Graye-sur-Mer and Courseulles. Other invasion craft - an LCT, from which Bedford QL lorries are seen coming ashore, and US Navy LST 519 lie stranded on the beach by the falling tide; note the barrage balloons flying overhead. One tank, assigned to the 1st Royal Tank Regiment (?) has come to grief in a patch of soft sand. Two bulldozer tractors from No 7 Beach Group lined up in tandem help to pull it out.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Johnson, John Norman (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Beach Gp 7 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 7 (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, LST 542 (regiment/service)
United States Navy & LST 519 (regiment/service)
Keywords: aircraft, British - balloon: barrage balloon (object name)
armour, British - tank: Cromwell (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - amphibious: LCT (object name)
ships, British auxiliary - amphibious: LST 542 (object name)
ships, United States naval - amphibious: LST 519 (object name)
transport, British military - engineering: bulldozer tractor (object name)
transport, British military - truck: Bedford QL (object name)
Mike Beach, Calvados, France (geography)
Mike Beach, Graye-sur-Mer, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Summary: for footage showing 7th Armoured Division in action alongside 50th Division with 30th Corps during June 1944, see A70 41-4, 49-4 and 5, 52-2 to 5 and refer generally to ciné material showing troops and vehicles disembarking directly onto the invasion beaches from LCTs after D-Day, notably A70 33-1 to 4, 55-1, 2 and 57-2.
Remarks: best seen with the items of ciné material listed above.
Documentation/associated material: in addition to the publications listed in A70 41-3, read 'Desert Rats At War: 2 - Europe' by George Forty and 'A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division June 1943-July 1945' by the Division.