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Title:A VILLAGE WRECKED BY THE FIGHTING IS DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR AN AIRFIELD (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 94-5
Description: As bulldozers clear away the visible traces of the buildings that once constituted Tilly-sur-Seulles, three local inhabitants drive by in a farm cart and witness the final destruction of the village.
Notes: Note: See with A70 52-2 and 94-4 and refer generally to A70 46-1, 54-2, 3, 55-3, 56-1, 57-7, 63-7, 8, 9, 79-1, 80-3, 108-1, 2, 117-1, 2, 149-1 for footage showing road construction, demolition work, clearance operations, quarrying and airfield repair. No actual airstrip was named after Tilly-sur-Seulles so it would seem that the village was cleared away for the 5,000 yard strip at Lingevres (B.19).
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 94-4 which contains complementary footage and A70 52-2, which contains material showing the village of Tilly- sur-Seulles shortly after its capture by 50th (Northumbrian) Division.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 54-2 and 'The Path of the 50th - The Story of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division in the Second World War 1939-1945' by Major Clay