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Title:INFANTRY AND ARMOURED UNITS MOVE UP TO THE FRONT IN THE ODON VALLEY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 90-10
Summary: Additional coverage of Sergeant Parkinson's material showing 30th Corps and 12th Corps units moving up to the front in the Odon valley.
Description: Long lines of infantrymen belonging to the 1/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment and detachments from their carrier platoon make their way in the dust and heat past two thoroughly destroyed and 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry Cromwell tanks. A jeep towing a trailer is driven past a Loyd carrier lying derelict in the foreground. Churchill tanks belonging to the 7th Royal Tank Regiment, one of three armoured regiments within the 31st Tank Brigade, pound the dust as they move up past Le Haut du Bosq (?) to join 43rd Division units assembling for a renewed assault on Maltot and Hill 112.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Carpenter, L (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Staffordshire Regiment, South, Bn 1/6 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 177 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, 7th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Tank, 31 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 12 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Cromwell (object name)
armour, British - tank: Churchill (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Loyd (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 90-9 for virtually identical footage and refer to A70 83-4, 5, 6 and 8 and 84-2 and 3 for footage showing 59th Division units in action on 30th Corps' front. Refer to A70 90-9 where additional film cross-references are listed. The 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry, 11th Armoured Division's armoured recce, suffered heavy losses for its impulsiveness during Operation "Epsom".
Remarks: Good shots of armour and infantry moving up to the front in choking dust and heat. Best seen with items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 90-10
Documentation/associated material: Refer to A70 83-4 and 90-9 for a bibliography