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Title:GERMAN DEFENCES OPPOSING OPERATION 'GOODWOOD' ARE OVERRUN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 90-5
Description: One of the many anti-tank guns responsible for blunting 8th Corps' armoured offensive during the first day of Operation "Goodwood" lies wrecked and abandoned at the edge of a wood near the Bourguebus ridge (Hubert-Folie) after having been knocked out by the 3rd RTR during its attack on Bras and Hubert-Folie on July 19th 1944. The gun, a 7.5cm PAK 40 anti-tank piece, is somewhat the worse for wear after being hit by fragments from a high- explosive shell; armour-piercing shells lie discarded on the ground nearby. A line of 3rd RTR Shermans move up to reinforce their depleted regiment on the Bourguebus ridge. An innocent- looking hedge conceals behind it a well-prepared dug-out. It was evidently abandoned in a hurry, judging by the mass of papers and mess tins lying scattered over the surrounding area.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Laws, George E J1916-02-15 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 29 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 11 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, German - gun [AT]: 7.5 cm Pak 40 (object name)
armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
defences, German - emplacement: fortifications (object name)
01/5(4-16).233 [ Operation Goodwood] (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 87-1 and 2, 88-1, 89-3 and 90-4 for footage showing 11th Armoured Division units in action during "Goodwood". Refer also to A70 89-1 and 92-7 for material showing Guards Armoured Divisions units similarly engaged.
Remarks: Best seen with items listed above.
Documentation/associated material: Refer to bibliography listed in A70 90-5.