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Title:THE 8TH ARMOURED BRIGADE ENTRAINS AT NEWMARKET TO TRANSFER TO ITS PRE-INVASION ASSEMBLY AREA IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND (PART 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 3-4
Description: Filming inside the cab of an LNER B17 Class 4-6-0 locomotive, during the journey from Newmarket to Cambridge. The cameraman observes the locomotive driver operating the regulator lever and 'cut-off' control valve and the fire men busy shovelling coal from the tender into the boiler. A glimpse through one of the cabs observation windows shows another locomotive in tandem in front. The train enters Cambridge station.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Handford, Peter1919-03-212007-11-06Handford is known as a a pioneer of location sound recording. He was an AFPU Lieutenant photographer during the Second World War. He volunteered as part of the British Expeditionary Force and went to France, though he was evacuated after the German invasion. He returned as a cameraman in the D-Day landings. He was shot during fighting two days later, saved by a diary and silver cigarette lighter in his pocket. He was informant in the "Wartime Filming" interview project. His first major film was in 1949 working for Alfred Hitchcock. However, what he is best known for is his involvment in the English new wave cinema movement of the 1960s. Later he was involved in did the sound for famous films such as Gorillas in the Mist and Dangerous Liaisons. He retired in 1988. (Production individual)
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Keywords: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (geography)
Newmarket, Suffolk, England, UK (geography)