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Title:MINE-CLEARANCE ON 59TH (STAFFORDSHIRE) DIVISION'S FRONT NEAR VILLERS-BOCAGE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 113-6
Description: A platoon of sappers from 510th Field Company (?) RE equipped with mine-detecting apparatus sweep the ground for landmines around a knocked-out Panther Ausf. G tank in the vicinity of Villy-Bocage (?) on 197th Brigade's front north-east of Villers-Bocage.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Gordon, J (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 197 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 59 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 12 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, German - tank: Panther Ausf G (object name)
equipment, British military - damage control: mine detector (object name)
operations, British military - mines: clearance (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 111-5, 112-5 and 6, 113-4, 5, 7, 15, 18 and 19, 116-6, 118-3 and 4, 124-1, 2, 3 and 6, 126-8, 10 and 11 for footage showing 12th Corps' formations in action near Villers- Bocage, in the Orne bridge-head at Goupillieres and during the advance towards Falaise. The retreating Germans adopted a policy of sowing landmines and booby traps to delay 12th Corps' advance in this sector.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 111-5, 112-5 and 6.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 111-5.