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Title:BRITISH TROOPS OCCUPY MONT PINCON AND ITS ENVIRONS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 120-6
Description: A section of the troops from the RAF Regiment search for booby traps in the underground tunnels of an abandoned German radar station on the summit of Mont Pincon. An RAF sergeant climbs up one of the radar or radio-transmitting aerials. In Le Plessis-Grimoult, M5 half-tracks from the 12th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps, 8th Armoured Brigade's motorised infantry battalion, and a Humber scout car and jeep drive past the inert hulk of a derelict Königstiger (or King Tiger) as they head through the village.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Parkinson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Air Force, RAF Regt (regiment/service)
British Army, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 12th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, German - military: radar station (object name)
armour, United States - halftrack: M5 (object name)
armour, German - tank: Konigstiger (Porsche) (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 113-23, 118-1 and 2, 120-1, 2, 5, 13, 121-5, 122-2 and 7 for footage showing the 50th (N) Division in action during "Bluecoat" in the 30th Corps culminating in the capture of Mont Pincon. Mont Pincon, just over 1000 feet above sea level, is the tallest hill in the Calvados region of Normandy. From its summit, German artillery spotters could observe the entire British beach-head.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 120-1 and 2 for similar, complementary footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 113-23, 118-2 and 120-1.