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Title:A MACHINE-GUN PLATOON IN ACTION ON 43RD (WESSEX) DIVISION'S SECTOR OF THE FRONT NEAR HILL 112 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 94-7
Summary: Additional coverage of the 8th Battalion Middlesex Regiment's 'C' Company in action with the 43rd (Wessex) Division.
Description: Gunners serving with the company's No. 10 Platoon are seen dismantling a Vickers medium machine-gun, cleaning its components and re-assembling them before returning the gun to its mounting on a universal carrier. The platoon is called to action stations; each Vickers team checks ammunition belts and gun-sights before laying down defensive fire on German positions outside Maltot. A sergeant has orders relayed to him over a field telephone from the platoon commander who in turn receives his orders via battalion HQ from 43rd (Wessex) Division's headquarters.
Notes: Note: See A70 94-6 for similar, complementary footage and refer to A70 96-2 and 3 for material showing British troops in Maltot, A70 76-4, 5 and 6 (in which the 8th Middlesex Regiment's 42 inch mortars are seen in action), 83-7, 85-7 and 87-4 and 3 for footage showing 8th and 12th Corps' formations in action in the Hill 112 sector and refer generally to material relating to Operation "Epsom".
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with items listed above, notably A70 94-6.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to items listed in A70 76-4 and 5 and 94-6