THE 1ST BATTALION SUFFOLK REGIMENT OCCUPIES THE CHÂTEAU DE LA LONDE [Allocated Title]
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- Title: THE 1ST BATTALION SUFFOLK REGIMENT OCCUPIES THE CHÂTEAU DE LA LONDE [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: A70 62-1
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- Summary: After a series of fierce attacks and counter-attacks, 3rd Division's 8th Brigade drives elements of the 21st Panzer Division out of a fortified locality north of Caen.
- Description: The cameraman surveys the grounds of "La Petite Londe"; branches lopped off trees by mortar and artillery fire lie scattered all over the front lawn while only the burnt-out shell of the building itself still exists (roofless after the original owner set fire to it when ordered out by the Germans on 6 June). Built twenty feet off the ground between four trees, a wooden platform provided an ideal sniping position for German troops defending La Petite Londe. In and around the grounds, men belonging to the 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment dig in and stand guard.
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- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1944-06-29
- Production Country: GB
- 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)
- Personalities, Units and Organisations: German Army, Div, Panzer, 21 (regiment/service) British Army, Bde 8 (regiment/service) British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service) British Army, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
- Keywords: defences, German - emplacement: sniper platform & [captured] (object name) operations, British military - sortie (object name) Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: None Subtitle language: None
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Footage: 97 ft; Running time: 1 min
- Notes: Summary: see with A70 29-1, 30-1, 2, 3, 5, 36-1 for material showing 3rd Division units in action on D-Day and A70 45-6, 7, 9, 46-1, 2, 4, 5, 61-2, 4, 66-1, 2 for footage showing 3rd Division units in action north of Caen in June and early July 1944. Remarks: a good deal of this footage was taken in poor light conditions and slightly out of focus. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above. Documentation/associated material: in addition to the publications listed in A70 45-6 for a bibliography read 'The Suffolk Regiment 1928-1946' by Colonel Nicholson.
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