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Title:ACTIVITIES NORTH OF CAEN, JUNE - EARLY JULY 1944 (PART 11) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 61-4
Summary: The East Riding Yeomanry prepares to head into battle.
Description: Shermans and Fireflies belonging to the East Riding Yeomanry's 'C' Squadron warm up their engines and prepare to leave their harbour in a field between Cambes and Anisy. Three Shermans from the Squadron are seen crossing the Caen-Calvados coast railway line while travelling along a tank track to join 9th Brigade in a spoiling attack on La Bijude; Sherman Crab flail tanks belonging to the 22nd Dragoons join the procession of armour.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Gross, A C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Dragoons, 22 (regiment/service)
British Army, Yeomanry, Yorkshire, East Riding, Squadron C (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Firefly & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Crab & [British] (object name)
operations, British military - movement: armour (object name)
Second World War, North West Europe & Operation Overlord & 28/6/1944 (event)
Cambes-en-Plaine, Calvados, France (geography)
Anisy, Calvados, France (geography)
La Bijude, Calvados, France (geography)