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Title:BRITISH TROOPS ATTEND A BATTLE-SCHOOL SET UP BY THE 59TH (STAFFORDSHIRE) DIVISION (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 110-8
Summary: Newly-arrived drafts and potential NCOs from the 59th (Staffordshire) Division receive training at a divisional battle- school set up at Vienne-en-Bassin.
Description: Trainees have a swim in the nearby Seulles river between classes. Two pupils learn how to operate an MG 42 light machine- gun, a weapon which has a very high rate of fire. Three soldiers run across a stream on their way to the small-arms range.
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: British Army, Div 59 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 12 (regiment/service)
Keywords: training, Allied military - weapons (object name)
weapons, British - smallarm: MG 42 machine gun (object name)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 110-7 and 9 for footage shot at 59th Division's battle-school and refer to A70 110-3 for material taken at 6th Airborne Division's mine-school where German weapons were used for training purposes.
Remarks: Best seen with items of footage listed above.