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Title:FIELD AND MEDIUM ARTILLERY GOES INTO ACTION ON 30TH CORPS' FRONT SOUTH OF CAUMONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 105-5
Description: A camouflaged Crusader AA tank follows the path that the rest of the Sherwood Ranger Yeomanry has taken towards Cahagnes. The crew of an Essex Yeomanry Sexton self-propelled gun are seen firing their 25-pounder in an attempt to dislodge the stiff opposition ranged against 129th Brigade's assault on Bricquessard and its push towards Cahagnes. A nearby troop of Sextons joins in the action. A 4.5-inch gun of a medium artillery regiment serving with the 5th AGRA bombards positions manned by the 326th Infantry Division.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Carpenter, L (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Yeomanry, Sherwood Rangers (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Crusader AA Mark III (object name)
armour, British - SPG: Sexton 25-pounder (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 105-3 and 4 for similar footage and refer to A70 107-6, 7, 8 and 9, 109-3, 4 and 6, 112-3, 113-17, 22 and 25, 115-1, 2 and 3 and 116-9 for footage showing the 43rd (Wessex) Division in action during "Bluecoat" culminating in the capture of Mont Pincon.
Remarks: Best seen with items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 105-3 and 4.
Documentation/associated material: refer to A70 105-3 and 4 for a bibliography.