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Title:SCENES FROM OPERATION 'GOODWOOD' [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 92-1
Summary: Small quantities of German equipment fall into Canadian and British hands as Operation "Goodwood" goes on into its second and third days.
Description: I. Troops serving with the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) examine equipment abandoned in Giberville which includes an MG 34 machine-gun and a Mauser Kar 98K rifle. A 1st Rifle Brigade Loyd carrier tows a 6-pounder anti-tank gun into action. Sherman Crab flail tanks from the 22nd Dragoons move up to support armour engaged in fighting on the Bourguebus ridge.
II. Silhouetted in the dawn light against a village which still burns from the previous day's fighting, an M5 half-track and a Quad tractor and 17-pounder anti-tank gun move up to the front. Outside Soliers, men serving with the 1/5th Battalion Queen's Regiment and the 5th RTR inspect a ditched Panther Ausf A formerly owned by the 1st SS Panzer Regiment, the 1st SS Panzer Division 'Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler' tank unit. In the village of Soliers, a chicken searches for food among spent and discarded shell cases.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Collins (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Canadian Army, Canadian Armoured Bde 2 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Canadian Corps 2 (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, Armoured Regt 6 (regiment/service)
British Army, Dragoons, 22 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 79 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 22 (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Regiment, Bn 1/5 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 131 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Armoured, 7 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - smallarm: MG 34 machine gun (object name)
weapons, German - smallarm: Mauser Kar 98K rifle (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Crab & [British] (object name)
armour, German - tank: Panther Ausf A (object name)
01/5(4-16).233 [ Operation Goodwood] (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 86-3, 87-7 and 8 and 90-11 for material showing 7th Armoured Division units in action during "Goodwood" and refer generally to material taken during the same British offensive. Part (1) of the synopsis was filmed on 19/7/44, part (2) the following day. The 1st SS Panzer Division was responsible for blunting 8th Corps' offensive's drive on the Bourguebus ridge.
Remarks: Good shots of the Sherman Crabs moving up into action, raising dust, etc. and of the abandoned Panther tank. Sequences showing Canadian troops examining abandoned German equipment are slightly under-exposed. Best seen with items listed above and A70 85-3 and 8.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to books listed in A70 86-3 and also 'Caen : Anvil of Victory' by Alexander McKee.