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Title:ANTI-TANK GUNNERS FROM 59TH (STAFFORDSHIRE) DIVISION TAKE A BREAK (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 77-5
Description: Two gunners from the 6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment are seen in position around their six-pounder anti-tank gun in the ruins of La Bijude, ready to slam an Armoured Piercing Discarding Shot round into the breech if need be. Their replacements arrive to take over their duties and allow them to return to their dug-out nearby to enjoy a brief rest
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 32 ft; Running time: 1 min
Notes: Remarks: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 71-3, 72-3, 4.
Summary: see with A70 72-4 to 7, 9, 73-1, 3, 74-1, 75-1, 77-1, 3, 4, 6 to 8, 78-3 for footage showing 59th (Staffordshire) Division in action during 'Charnwood'. See dope sheet filed under A70 77-7 for details of this footage. An APDS round consists of a light metal sheathing around a heavy small-bore projectile; in flight, the sheathing falls away allowing the shell to impact at high velocity.