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Title:THE AFTERMATH OF OPERATION 'GOODWOOD' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 90-4
Summary: The 11th Armoured Division consolidates territorial gains won through Operation "Goodwood".
Description: Shermans belonging to the depleted Divisions move up to the 8th Corps Front; soft-skinned transport can be seen using a one-way track in the background. A 151st Field Regiment RA Sherman OP tank passes underneath the Colombelles-Falaise railway near Grentheville; visible in the background an M5 signals half-track from the same RA unit, a Bedford 15cwt truck from 159th Infantry Brigade's HQ and a Daimler Scout car belonging to the 1st Battalion Hereford Regiment. Sappers remove German-laid gelignite demolition charges from the railway bridge. The cameraman observes a large factory in Cormelles (?). Two 1st Herefords infantrymen survey the suburbs of Caen from their positions. Men from the same infantry unit find some cider casks in a deserted cottage's backyard. The cameraman examines the wreckage of a Messerschmitt Bf-109 "Gustav" shot down during one of several Luftwaffe raids on 8th Corps. An M10 Wolverine SPG overtakes a 1st Assault Brigade RE Churchill AVRE. Sexton 25-pounder SPG's (13th RHA) are seen in action.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 308 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: See with A70 87-1, 2; 88-1; 89-3; 90-5; for footage showing 11th Armoured Division units in action during "Goodwood". The vehicles seen in the first part of this film are an H5 half-truck belonging to to the 151st Field Regiment RA's, a Bedford 15cwt truck from 159th Brigade HQ and a Daimler scout car belonging to the 1st Battalion Hereford Regiment.
Best seen with the items of film footage listed above.