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Title:BRITISH TROOPS CONSOLIDATE 3RD DIVISION'S HOLD ON BANNEVILLE-SANNERVILLE (PART 1) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 94-2
Summary: The 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment is seen in position in Banneville-Sannerville, two villages astride the Caen-Troarn railway captured by 3rd Division's 8th Brigade during July 18th 1944.
Description: Soldiers help clear debris and mud, the products of bombing and torrential rain, off the main road running through Banneville-Sannerville. The Caen-Troarn railway has been badly deformed by the force of explosions from bombs dropped by the RAF during the aerial bombardment prior to the opening of Operation "Goodwood". A bren-gunner and a rifleman keep watch by the railway.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Connolly, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
Keywords: destruction, French military - area: bomb (object name)
transport, - rail (object name)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 87-5 and 6, 89-4, 90-8 and 94-3 for footage showing 3rd British Division units in action during and shortly after Operation "Goodwood". Refer also to A70 85-1, 2, 5 and 6.
Remarks: Best seen with items listed above, notably A70 94-3
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to A70 87-5