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Title:A BRIEF TOUR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE EAST OF CAEN CAPTURED DURING OPERATION 'GOODWOOD' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 87-6
Description: Seen from the west bank of the Orne river are the Schneider steelworks at Les Colombelles, an industrial suburb on the north- east outskirts of Caen on the east bank of the river. Now in the hands of the 3rd Canadian Division, the factory had been used as an OP by the Germans who were able to survey all over the Orne bridgehead and the approaches to Caen from the steelworks' chimneys - now there are no chimneys left. Two men of the 2nd East Yorkshire Regiment scan the surrounding countryside from a hedge outside Touffreville. An Army Film and Photographic Unit jeep follows the bombed-out Caen-Troarn railway in the equally devastated village of Banneville-la-Campagne.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Smales, Edgar Hiram1920-08-071984-09-19 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Army Film and Photographic Unit (regiment/service)
British Army, Yorkshire Regiment, East, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
Keywords: transport, United States military - utility: jeep (object name)
destruction, French military - area: bomb (object name)
01/5(4-16).233 [ Operation Goodwood] (event)
Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 87-5, 89-4, 90-8 and 94-2 and 3 for footage showing 3rd British Division units in action during and shortly after Operation "Goodwood". Refer also to A70 85-1, 2, 5 and 6.
Remarks: Best seen with items of footage listed above, notably A70 87-5
Documentation/associated material: for bibliography, refer to A70 87-5.