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Title:2ND ARMY ENGINEERS CLEAR A ROUTE THROUGH THE RUINS OF AUNAY- SUR-ODON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 124-8
Description: 2nd Army pioneers build a road through the ruins of Aunay- sur-Odon and clear away rubble with pick-axes and spades to allow 12th and 30th Corps road traffic access through the devastated village to the front south of Mont Pincon.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Parkinson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Pioneer Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: engineering, military, British: road building (object name)
destruction, French military - area: bomb (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See A70 124-7 for similar footage. Refer also to A70 113-18, 20 and 21 for material shot in Aunay-sur-Odon shortly after its capture by the 7th Armoured and 59th (Staffordshire) Divisions.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above.
Documentation/associated material: For a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 113-20.