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Title:SELF-PROPELLED ARTILLERY GOES INTO ACTION IN THE MONT PINCON SECTOR OF 30TH CORPS' FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 120-7
Description: A troop of Sexton 25-pounder self-propelled guns from either the 86th (East Anglian and Hertfordshire Yeomanry) or the 147th (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA bombard German units delaying 50th (Northumbrian) Division's advance towards Condé-sur-Noireau around the village of St Pierre la Vielle. The heat of the countryside around Mont Pincon is such that the gunners of one particular Sexton are stripped to the waist as they load and fire their 25-pounder gun.
Notes: Note: See A70 120-2 for footage showing a Sexton SPG in action and refer to A70 109-5, 115-2, 120-2 and 15, 123-2 and 124-5 for material showing artillery in action on 30th Corps' front during the first three weeks in August 1944 and refer to footage showing 30th Corps in action during "Bluecoat" culminating in the capture of Mont Pincon and the advance south- eastwards towards the Noireau valley.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with items listed above, notably A70 120-2.
Documentation/associated material: Refer to A70 109-5 for publications listed as a bibliography.