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Title:FRONT LINE DENTISTRY (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 78-1
Summary: British soldiers and French civilians receive dental treatment at the hands of 50th (Northumbrian) Division's dentists.
Description: Inside the Mayor's house at Juaye-Mondaye, a dental officer serving with 48th Field Dressing Station RAMC's dental section drills the teeth of a patient serving with a 30th Corps unit; the corporal orderly pours water into the rinse bowl beside the left arm of the patient who rinses his mouth out in a pause in the drilling. The cameraman focuses on the dentist operating the foot pedal of the foot-powered drill. A lance corporal serving with the 50th Division soldier each have a tooth removed. The orderly sorts out dental equipment lying on a side table while the dental officer drills the teeth of a 50th Division signaller.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Leatherbarrow, RichardPrior to the Second World War Leatherbarrow was a portrait photographer. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Armoured Corps, transferring to the Army Film and Photographic Unit in 1943, when he received training at Pinewood. He was one of the cameramen on Juno Beach during the D-Day Landings. (Production individual)
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Keywords: Juaye-Mondaye, Calvados, France (geography)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 141 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: 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, 78-2, 7, 19-4, 5, 7, 90-6 and 7. Refer also to material showing RAMC and QAIMNS units in the field, notably A70 53-2, 57-1, 10, 132-8 and 174-1.
Remarks: best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 77-13 which contains complementary footage.