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Title:SCENES IN 1ST CORPS' SECTOR OF 2ND ARMY'S BEACH-HEAD IN NORMANDY (PART 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 46-5
Summary: 3rd Division units in action near La Londe.
Description: A sergeant explains the workings of a captured MP40 Schmeisser sub-machine gun to a group of men serving with the 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment sitting in a slit-trench near La Londe. A Bren gun Carrier from the Battalion's support company beetles along a dusty lane up to the South Lancashire's lines. Two infantrymen walk past an abandoned German steel helmet hanging on a bush. A battery of M7 Priests belonging to the 76th Field Regiment Royal Artillery opens fire with their 105mm guns. An RA lieutenant gives fire orders down on a microphone at the battery command post.
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)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Lancashire Regiment, South, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Field Regiment 76 (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, German - smallarm: Schmeisser MP40 submachine gun & [captured] (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
combat, British - artillery bombardment (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M7 Priest 105mm & [British] (object name)
Second World War, North West Europe & Operation Overlord & 13/6/1944 (event)
Chateau de la Londe, France (geography)