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Title:BRIEFING FOR OPERATION; PREPARATION OF MODEL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 510/12
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Company Commanders of the 6th (Royal Welch) Parachute Battalion in Tunisia examine a model of an operational area in Sicily. The model being prepared for a briefing.
Description: 30 June. Lieutenant Whiteway explaining enemy dispositions and topographical features, pointing to a sand model of the operational area with his stick. Close ups of the model, showing 'Waterloo Bridge', the name given to the target of a bridge south of Augusta. Lieutenant Whiteway and another officer looking at a map of Sicily.
1 July. NCOs and men of the 'I' Section, 6th Parachute Battalion, preparing the model: men painting the model, putting in houses made of wood and examining air photographs. Coded sign names of the features include 'Piccadilly', 'Fleet Street' and 'Welshpool'. Panning shot of model. Hand moving over the model.