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Title:1ST CORPS CONSOLIDATES ITS HOLD ON CAEN (PART 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 77-6
Description: The cameraman observes British troops and an elderly French couple standing around near an MT park (consisting of a jeep and several motorcycles) outside a house near the Château de Caen occupied by a 33rd Field Regiment RA OP or HQ detachment and a 59th Staffordshire Division mortar team. The elderly couple and their dog make their way along the Caen-Bieville/Douvres-la-Délivrande road past a column of CMP 3-ton lorries. One of the lorries (all from a 1st Corps RASC composite company) and a despatch rider motor along the bombed-out road of Caen. An old woman returns to Caen and disappears past a Sherman OP tank (33rd Field Regiment RA) in search of her home.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Walter, Ernest Henry1919Family origin: Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales (Production individual)
Notes: See with A70 71-3 to 5, 9, 72-3, 5 to 9, 73-1 to 4, 74-1 to 3 75-1 to 5, 76-1 to 3, 77-1 to 5, 7, 8, 78-3, 5, 79-1, 2, 80-3 for footage showing 3rd and 59th Divisions in action during 'Charnwood' and scenes inside Caen after its fall.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 76-1, 76-3, 77-2, 3, 4, 8, which contain footage showing British troops occupying the ruins of Caen (the last four items containing similar, complementary footage).