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Title:POOR QUALITY ROADS AFFECT VEHICLE MOVEMENT IN THE OVERLOON-VENRAIJ SECTOR OF 8TH CORPS FRONT (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 182-2
Summary: Vehicles from 29th Armoured Brigade's HQ become bogged down along churned-up track leading to 11th Armoured Division's front Southwest of Venraij.
Description: An AFPU jeep ploughs its way through glutinous mud, only to become another bogged-down victim. Troops serving with the armoured brigade's headquarters try to free a Bedford MW 15-cwt truck by hitching a tow rope to an M5 half-track; other vehicles similarly immobilised can be seen in the background. The Bedford truck successfully emerges from the more. Nearby, signallers wrestle to free their M5 half-track from the mud. A Sherman tank from the 3rd RTR's 'A' squadron simultaneously takes in tow a Humber scout car and a jeep from the 11th Armoured Division's CMP provost company; the strain on the two rope between the scout car and the jeep proves too great and it snaps.
Notes: Summary: See with A70 182-1, 12, 193-3 for footage showing traffic coping with the de Peel region's poor quality road network. Refer also to A70 192-4 and 5 which show 1st Corps flooded lines of communications near Willemstad and to A70 176-5, 6, 7, 177-1 to 4, 180-1 to 11, 181-1, 2 for footage showing 8th Corps operations in the Overloon-Venraij sector.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 182-1 which contains complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography refer to the publications listed in A70 176-6 and 180-4.