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Title:SCENES IN 1ST CORPS' SECTOR OF 2ND ARMY'S BEACH-HEAD IN NORMANDY (PART 7) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 46-7
Summary: 1st Corps units prepare for combat.
Description: I. Commandos belonging to 1st Special Service Brigade (No 6 Commando?) have difficulty digging-in in an orchard in Amfréville in the Orne bridgehead.
II. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers mechanics (?) investigate the remains of a burnt-out 80th Assault Squadron Royal Engineers Churchill AVRE in Douvres-la-Délivrande. Two 1st Corps sappers probe with mine detectors a daisy-flecked field on the outskirts of Douvres prior to the construction of a by-pass; a Sten gunner and a rifleman keep watch over the proceedings.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Evans, L J (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 1st Special Service Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 6 Commando (?) (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: operations, British military - preparation: combat (object name)
operations, British military - mines: clearance (object name)
armour, British - funnies: Churchill AVRE & [wrecked] (object name)
Second World War, North West Europe & Operation Overlord & 12/6/1944 (event)
Amfreville, Calvados, France (geography)
Douvres-la-Délivrande, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Production: part I of the synopsis was shot by Captain Evans, part II by Sergeant Grant
Summary: the wrecked Churchill AVRE seen here was a casualty of 1st Corps' initial effort to capture the Luftwaffe radar station at Douvres shortly after D-Day