THE 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION MOVES UP TO THE DUTCH-BELGIAN FRONTIER (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
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- Title: THE 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION MOVES UP TO THE DUTCH-BELGIAN FRONTIER (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
- Film Number: A70 165-5
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- Summary: 159th Brigade Group enters Holland.
- Description: Two Shermans from the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment pass a 'sawn-off' Daimler armoured car belonging to the Inns of Court Regiment (part visible on the left) as they head out of the border village of Hamont into southern Holland. Two ambulance jeeps return with several casualties from the 3rd Battalion Monmouth Regiment, passing a section from the Monmouths' leading company riding into battle on the back of another 3rd RTR Sherman tank. A small detachment of tank-borne infantry advances slowly along the road into Holland and halts. A motorcycle despatch rider escorts nine Waffen-SS prisoners at the double back across the border into Belgium and past Bedford QT lorries and universal carriers parked along the road in Hamont. Curious villagers watch as an 11th Armoured Division CMP sergeant searches one of the prisoners for hidden weapons before sending him back to join three other Waffen-SS grenadiers, standing with their backs to the camera against a brick wall.
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- Featured Period: 1939-1945
- Production Date: 1944-09-20
- 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)
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- Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W Sound format: Silent Soundtrack language: None Title language: None Subtitle language: None
- Technical Details: Format: 35mm Footage: 200 ft; Running time: 2 mins
- Notes: See with A70 162-4, 5, 164-4, 8, 4 for footage showing the 11th Armoured Division advancing into southern Holland and refer generally to "Market-Garden" material. The Waffen-SS POWs seen here belonged to either 9th or 10th SS Panzer Divisions; 60th formations sent a battalion each to reinforce 'Kampfgruppe Walther' opposite 8th and 30th Corps. Remarks: one of the Shermans seen at the beginning of this footage has had Panther tank track links fitted onto its turret as extra armour; note also the chalk inscriptions on the hulls of some of the tanks seen here scribbled by French and Belgian civilians during 11th Armoured Division's rapid advance through northern France and Belgium.
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