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Title:THE 'DESERT RATS' MOVE UP TO THE FRONT DURING OPERATION 'GOODWOOD' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 87-7
Description: Cromwell and Firefly tanks belonging to the 1st RTR roll through cornfields outside Giberville while on their way to rejoin the rest of the 22nd Armoured Brigade at present engaged in fighting on the Bourguebus ridge. M10 Achilles 17-pounder self propelled guns from the 7th Armoured Division's anti-tank unit, the Norfolk Yeomanry, and an 11th Hussars Daimler armoured car negotiate the streets of Giberville during their advance with the 1st RTR's armour.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Connolly, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Hussars, 11 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 22 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 7 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Cromwell (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Firefly & [British] (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Daimler (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M10 Achilles (object name)
equipment, British military - fire control: Littlejohn adaptor (object name)
signs, military and civilian (object name)
01/5(4-16).233 [ Operation Goodwood] (event)
Giberville, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 86-3, 87-8, 90-11 and 92-1 for footage showing 7th Armoured Division units in action during "Goodwood" and refer generally to material taken during the same British offensive. The 2-pounder gun barrel of the Daimler armoured car seen here is fitted with a Littlejohn adaptor, a tapered-bore device designed to increase an AP round's muzzle velocity by 'squeezing' it down the barrel.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with items listed above, particularly A70 87-8
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to books listed in A70 86-3 and also 'Caen : Anvil of Victory' by Alexander McKee.