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Title:THE 1ST SOUTH LANCASHIRE RE REGIMENT MOVES UP TO THE FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 121-1
Description: Infantrymen serving with the 1st Battalion South Lancashire Regiment march across country and along a stretch of the Vire- Tinchebrai road (the N24 bis) during 8th Brigade's advance towards the vicinity of Point 272 some two miles to the south- east of Vire. A section of riflemen dashes across the N24 bis (?) under machine-gun fire. Further on down the road a burnt-out 3rd Recce (?) Regiment Humber armoured car is discovered. The cameraman follows a rifle platoon down a sunken lane shrouded by thick hedgerows and across a dry dusty field.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Lancashire Regiment, South, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
Keywords: materiel - wreckage (object name)
Calvados, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: For further coverage of 3rd British Division units in action east of Vire, refer to A70 116-8, 120-4, 123-6, 125-8 and 126-1. Opposing 3rd British Division's south-easterly advance towards Tinchebrai were elements of the 3rd Parachute and 363 Infantry Divisions, which under II Parachute Corps' direction offered skilful and determined resistance.
Remarks: This footage gives a good indication of the likely hazards any would-be attacker would encounter in sighting in overgrown and otherwise attractive country such as the Normandy 'bocage'.
Documentation/associated material: In addition to the first two items listed in A70 116-8, refer to 'The 1st South Lancashire Regiment The Prince of Wales's Volunteers' by Colonel Mullaly.