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Title:A BRITISH GRAVEYARD AT THE FOOT OF MONT PINCON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 121-5
Description: On the outskirts of Roucamps, a village situated at the foot of Mont Pincon, Wehrmacht prisoners-of-war dig graves for 50th (Northumbrian) Division soldiers killed in the fighting around Mont Pincon and generally tidy up the site while nearby a padre conducts a burial service for the dead of the 50th Field Regiment RA.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Leatherbarrow, RichardPrior to the Second World War Leatherbarrow was a portrait photographer. During the Second World War he joined the Royal Armoured Corps, transferring to the Army Film and Photographic Unit in 1943, when he received training at Pinewood. He was one of the cameramen on Juno Beach during the D-Day Landings. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Corps 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 50 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Field Regiment 50 (regiment/service)
Keywords: casualties, British dead - graves, formal (object name)
prisoners of war, German - labour: gravedigging (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Mont Pinçon, Calvados, France (geography)
British Military Cemetery, Roucamps, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 113-23, 118-1 and 2, 120-1, 2, 5, 6 and 13, 122-2 and 7 for footage showing the 50th (N) Division in action during "Bluecoat" with 30th Corps culminating in the capture of Mont Pincon. Refer also to footage showing the 93rd (W) Division engaged in fighting for Mont Pincon.
Remarks: Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 120-5 which also shows a burial service being held for dead British soldiers.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 113-23