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Title:A MILITARY HOSPITAL IN NORMANDY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 57-10
Summary: Scenes at the tented No 86 General Hospital near La Délivrande.
Description: An Austin K2 ambulance drives through the grounds of No 86 General Hospital, a tent encampment established in fields outside La Délivrande. A Union Jack and a Red Cross flag fly from the hospital's reception tent. Pioneers dig slit-trenches inside an accommodation tent as a precaution against air raids. Women serving with a QAIMNS detachment that arrived in Normandy on June 18th 1944 take up residence in their tents. A veteran of the North African campaign washes her clothes in a canvas bucket outside her tent. Nurses queue up to receive their daily cigarette and sweet ration - 7 cigarettes and a packet of matches, 5 boiled sweets and a bar of chocolate. RAMC orderlies, pioneers and QAIMNS nurses queue up for lunch and sit down to eat steak and kidney stew, rice pudding and biscuits. An orderly enters the X-Ray tent. A nurse leaves the operating theatre tent to fill a bowl with distilled water from a canvas tank. The cameraman examines a sign for the hospital's dental centre and surveys the site and its conspicuous regulation Red Cross panel spread out on the ground.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Palmer, F A W (Production individual)
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Keywords: No 86 General Hospital, La Délivrande, Calvados, France (geography)