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Title:BASTILLE DAY IN AMFRÉVILLE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 82-6
Summary: Additional coverage of the consecration on Bastille Day of the memorial made by the villagers of Le Plein, near Amfréville, in honour of the dead of the 1st Special Service Brigade.
Description: Men of No 4 (Free French) Commando form a guard of honour around the memorial which is unveiled by the village priest. After the ceremony, commandos of the 1st S S Brigade march past Brigadier Roberts, Mayor of Le Plein M Tabare and Brigadier J F Durnford-Slater (later seen talking to a French officer and several war-veterans). Local inhabitants are seen placing flowers on the graves of men killed fighting with the Special Service Group in the bridgehead east of the River Orne. On one of the crosses in the cemetery can be seen the name of an Army Film and Photographic cameraman, Sergeant Clague, killed in action during the capture of Bréville on 12 June while attached to the Commandos.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Laws, George E J1916-02-15 (Production individual)