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Title:THE BAILEY BRIDGE AT PACY-SUR-EURE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 136-12
Summary: 30th Corps units move up towards Vernon where an operation designed to create a bridgehead on the north bank of the Seine will be launched later in the afternoon of August 25th.
Description: Carrier and DUKW-borne infantry and light and heavy anti- tank guns belonging to units serving with 43rd (Wessex) Division's 129th Brigade cross 11th Field Company RE's Bailey bridge at Pacy-sur-Eure.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Parkinson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Bde 129 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 43 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Service Corps, GI Coy 297 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Loyd (object name)
transport, United States military - amphibious: DUKW (object name)
transport, British military - truck, special: Morris Quad 4x4 tractor (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AT]: 57mm 6-pounder (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AA]: 17-pounder gun (object name)
transport, United States military - utility: jeep (object name)
engineering, military, Allied: Bailey bridge (object name)
Pacy-sur-Eure, Eure, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 135-3, 4 and 5, 136-9, 10 and 11, 139-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 140-5, 141-3 and 142-6, 7 and 9 for footage showing 30th Corps' crossing of the Seine at Vernon. The Loyd carriers and 6-pounder guns probably belonged to the 4th SOMLI's anti-tank platoon, the Quads and 17-pounders to the 59th Anti-Tank Regiment RA, and the DUKWs to 297th GI Company RASC.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with items listed above, notably A70 135-4.
Documentation/associated material: read 'The 43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945' by H Essame, Major- General Pakenham-Walsh's 'The History of the Corps of Royal Engineers : Volume IX, 2nd Army HQ's 'The Account of the Operations of the 2nd Army in Europe 1944-1945 : Volume 1'.