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Title:ACTIVITIES NORTH OF CAEN, JUNE - EARLY JULY 1944 (PART 10) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 61-3
Summary: 1st Corps Engineers assemble a Bailey pontoon bridge on the Canal de Caen.
Description: At the site of a Class 40 Bailey pontoon bridge ('York I') being thrown across the Canal de Caen 2 miles from Ouistreham by 19th and 234th Field Companies Royal Engineers, sappers break up stone with sledgehammers prior to the construction of a tarmacadam road on the approaches to the canal crossing. A 1st Corps RE unit bulldozer shifts earth lying in the path of the projected approach road.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Gross, A C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers, Field Coy 19 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers, Field Coy 234 (regiment/service)
Keywords: engineering, military, British: bridge building (object name)
engineering, military, British: road building (object name)
transport, British military - engineering: bulldozer (object name)
Second World War, North West Europe & Operation Overlord & 28/6/1944 (event)
Canal de Caen À La Mer, Ouistreham, Calvados, France (geography)