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Title:MEDICAL UNITS IN THE FIELD (PART 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 77-12
Other titles:PREPARATIONS FOR THE ASSAULT ON HOTTOT (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
MEDICAL UNITS IN THE FIELD (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Summary: Three sequences showing 50th (Northumbrian) Division's front during the attack on Hottot.
Description: I. At the Casualty Clearing Post manned by 200th Field Ambulance RAMC at Bucéels, a casualty of the fighting for Hottot is given a blood transfusion in the Resuscitation Tent; one of the two medical orderlies seen attending to him examines his medical case history tag. The patient is given tea to drink through a tube. The cameraman surveys the Resuscitation Tent where the transfusions take place.
II. A Stuart VI (Honey) light tank, from the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry's recce troop, advances along a tank track outside Tilly-sur-Seulles as the regiment moves up to support 231st Brigades's attack on Hottot. One of the field artillery regiments supporting operation "Maori II" comes under German counter-battery fire.
III. A wounded major is lifted onto an Austin K2 ambulance before being despatched to a field hospital. A soldier with head and arm injuries is helped out of a CMP utility ambulance. An orderly notes down the case history of a casualty suffering from severe injuries. Another patient is given a blood transfusion inside an Austin K2 ambulance.
Notes: Summary: for footage showing tank, infantry, artillery and medical units in action with 50th Division during the fighting for Hottot, see A70 77-11, 13 to 17, 78-1, 2, 3, 79-4, 5, 7. Refer also to ciné material showing RAMC and QAIMNS units in the field notably A70 53-2, 67-8, 10, 132-8 and 174-1. This footage should have been compiled in the following order: Part II, Parts I and III.
Remarks: The artillery sequences in Part II are fairly useless. Best seen with the items on ciné footage listed above, notably A70 77-11, 78-2 and 7 which contain similar, complementary footage.