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Title:FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMERY DECORATES TROOPS SERVING WITH THE 15TH (SCOTTISH) DIVISION FOR GALLANTRY (PART 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 160-3
Summary: Men who distinguished themselves during Operation "Epsom" in June 1944 receive decorations from Field Marshal Montgomery in northern Belgium.
Description: In a field outside Gheel where the 15th (Scottish) Division's HQ is quartered, the 21st Army troop commander is seen decorating nine officers, including a padre, from various units in the division watched by, among others, Lieutenant-General Ritchie, GOC 12th Corps, and the divisional commander, Major- General Barber; note the presence of Sergeant Morris, an AFPU stills photographer. The eighteen recipients pose for a group photograph with Montgomery and Barber.
Notes: Note: Best seen with A70 160-4 and refer generally to ciné material showing the 15th (Scottish) Division in action in Normandy, particularly during Operation "Epsom". Refer to the cameraman's dope sheet for details of the awards.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 160-4 which contains complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, read 'The History of the 15th (Scottish) Division 1939-1945' by Lieutenant-General Martin.