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Title:30TH CORPS ADVANCES EASTWARDS ALONG THE N24 BIS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 130-6
Summary: Armour and motorised infantry belonging to 11th Armoured Division's 29th Armoured Brigade Group advances along the N24 bis from Argentan towards Exmes.
Description: A long procession of vehicles consisting of half-tracks and carriers from the 8th Battalion the Rifle Brigade and tanks and scout cars from the 23rd Hussars and a lone OP tank from the 86th Field Regiment RA heads through the village of Le Bourg St Leonard, now held jointly by the 2nd French Armoured Division and a small detachment from the 15/19th Hussars.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Ginger (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Hussars, 23 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 29 Gp (regiment/service)
British Army, Hussars, 15/19 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 159 Gp (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 11 (regiment/service)
British Army, Rifle Brigade, 8th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
Free French Forces, Div, Armoured, French, 2 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - halftrack: M5 (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Humber scout car (object name)
transport, United States military - light utility: jeep & [British] (object name)
Orne (River), France (geography)
Notes: Note: Le Bourg St Leonard was the scene of heavy fighting on August 17th-18th 1944 between Germans fleeing along the N24 bis and the 90th US Infantry Division and the 2nd French Armoured Division. See with A70 124-4, 126-2, 127-1 and 2, 128-1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 130-1, 2, 3 and 132-4, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with A70 130-2.
Documentation/associated material: Read 'La Charge du Taureau' by Jean Brisset (in French), 'Taurus Pursuant : The History of the 11th Armoured Division' by BAOR, 'The Rifle Brigade in the 2nd World War 1939-1945 by Major Hastings and 'The Story of the 23rd Hussars 1940-1946'.