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Title:15TH (SCOTTISH) DIVISION SPEARHEADS 8TH CORPS OFFENSIVE SOUTH OF CAUMONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 105-7
Description: Infantrymen from 15th (Scottish) Division's 46th Brigade, possibly the 2nd Glasgow Highlanders, march towards 'Quarry Hill' along narrow and dusty tracks through the thickly-overgrown 'bocage' country south of Caumont. Some prisoners from 752 Grenadier Regiment, 326 Wehrmacht Infantry Division, are marched off, hands on head, to the rear. The expressions on the faces of those Germans who are unwounded show that they are glad to be out of the war. Bren-gun carriers and despatch riders from the 2nd Glasgow Highlanders queue up on a forward slope before heading across the rolling fields towards Hervieux (?) in company with a half-track from the 131st Field Regiment RA. More prisoners from the broken 326th division make their way to 15th (Scottish) Division's POW cages, bringing their wounded with them. A 4th Grenadier Guards Churchill is seen briefly crossing a country road.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Harris, L W J (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Highland Light Infantry, Bn 9 (Bn 2?) (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 46 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 15 (regiment/service)
British Army, Guards Tank Bde 6 (regiment/service)
Keywords: prisoners of war (object name)
transport, United States military - utility: jeep (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
armour, British - tank: Churchill (object name)
medical, British - movement: stretcher (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Calvados, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: Refer to A70 105-1, 2 and 6 for footage taken by Sergeants Grant, Laws and Jones showing 15th Division units at commencement of "Bluecoat" and to material showing other formations - notably the Guards Armoured and 11th Armoured Divisions, the 3rd (British) Division and 6th Guards Tank Brigade - in action during this military operation.
Remarks: Good 'action' footage. Best seen with items of footage listed above.
Documentation/associated material: read 'The 15th (Scottish) Division 1939-1945' by Lieutenant-General H G Martin, 'The 6th Guards Tank Brigade - the story of Guardsmen in Churchill tanks' by P Forbes, 'An Account of Operations of 2nd Army in Europe 1944-1945 : Volume 1' by 2nd Army HQ and 'The History of the 2nd World War - Victory in the West' by L F Ellis.