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Title:REPAIR WORK IN THE MARSHALLING YARDS AT CAEN RAILWAY STATION (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 120-18
Summary: Additional coverage of the restoration of damaged SNCF locomotives in the marshalling yards at the Gare de l'Etat in Caen.
Description: Two engineers attempt to jack a derailed locomotive tender back onto the rails. A group of sappers and French railway workers take time off from their labours to have a communal mug of tea. Then the work on restoring a damaged locomotive engine for Allied use resumes.
Notes: Note: See A70 94-1, 99-2, 120-10, 11, 17, 122-6 for footage showing restoration work in Caen's main railway station. Refer to A70 56-2, 70-2, 3, 96-1, 102-1, 2, 104-2, 105-8, 111-1, 113-13, 119-1, 120-12 for material showing work on the railways in Bayeux, Caen and elsewhere. The destruction seen here was probably caused by Allied air raids shortly after D-Day as opposed to the RAF raid on July 7th 1944
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 120-17 and 122-6 for similar, complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 56-2, 70-2 and 94-1.