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Title:AIRBORNE ARTILLERY IN ACTION IN THE ORNE BRIDGE-HEAD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 110-1
Summary: Gunners serving with the 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment RA's 231 Battery provides No 4 Special Service Brigade with artillery support on 6th Airborne Division's sector of the Orne bridge-head.
Description: On receipt of a request from No 4 SS Brigade's HQ for artillery support, the battery's gunners go into action with their American-manufactured 75mm light howitzers. The battery sergeant informs them of their targets before they are called to action stations. A loudspeaker relays firing orders from the battery's command post to the individual gun emplacements; one particular gun detachment trains its 75mm howitzer onto the selected target and prepares shells for firing.