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Title:THE PRIME MINISTER OF GREAT BRITAIN VISITS CAEN (PART 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 91-1
Description: During a brief visit to Caen, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, Mr Winston Churchill, accompanied by General Montgomery, C-in-C 21st Army, and Lieutenant-General Dempsey, GOC 2nd Army, stops off to inspect the two Class 40 Bailey bridges built over the Bassin de l'Orne by the 5th and 31st Field Companies, Royal Canadian Engineers. Riding in Montgomery's Humber staff car, "Old Faithful", the three men talk to Canadian sappers on "Churchill" bridge and then cross the Orne over "Winston" bridge where they meet more Canadian troops.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Gross, A C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Dempsey, Miles Christopher (person)
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (person)
British Army, Army 2 (regiment/service)
British Army, Army 21 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Corps 1 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: engineering, military, British: Class 40 Bailey bridge (object name)
transport, British military - car: Humber staff car (object name)
Orne (River), France (geography)
Caen, Calvados, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 91-2, 3 and 4 for similar complementary footage and refer to A70 40-1 for material showing Churchill accompanied by Brooke and Smuts, during his visit to the Allied beach-head in Normandy on June 12th 1944 and to A70 94-1 and 99-2 for footage showing the two RCE Bailey bridges in Caen.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above.
Documentation/associated material: refer to A70 40-1 for a bibliography.