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Title:A 50TH (NORTHUMBRIAN) DIVISION INFANTRY PATROL IN THE VILLAGE OF HOTTOT (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 90-7
Summary: Evacuated by 276th Wehrmacht Infantry Division on the night of 18/19 July 1944, the much-prized village of Hottot lies in ruins.
Description: Covered by their bren-gunner, members of a patrol from the 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry dash along the main street in the deserted village. During their advance through Hottot, they dive for cover in anticipation of sniper fire. Lying prone on the ground, the bren-gunner keeps watch over their advance. The cameraman surveys Hottot's derelict main street. A patrol member takes up position by an abandoned farm cart; the bren-gunner shelters behind a wrecked electricity pylon. The cameraman surveys a gutted stone cottage.
Notes: Note: For footage showing tank, infantry, artillery and medical units in action with 50th Division during the fighting for Hottot, see A70 77-11 to 15, 78-1, 2, 7, 79-4, 5, 7, 90-6. Refer generally to ciné material showing front-line patrolling, notably A70 51-1, 78-4 and 123-5.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 90-6 which contains similar, complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 41-3 and 4