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Title:OPERATION EPSOM - 49TH DIVISION AT THE VILLAGE OF FONTENAY- LE-PESNEL (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 58-2
Summary: Scenes of armour and infantry moving towards Fontenay.
Description: A Crusader AA tank, an M10 Achilles 17-pounder self- propelled gun and a Crusader gun tractor from the 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery, 30th Corps' anti-tank unit, move along a tank track towards the village of Fontenay-le-Pesnel. Men serving with the 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers - two of them having been injured during the fighting for Fontenay - sip mugs of tea. A Loyd Carrier with a 6-pounder anti-tank gun in tow moves up towards the front.
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, Div 49 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, AT Regiment 73 (regiment/service)
British Army, Scots Fusiliers, Royal, Bn 11 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Crusader AA (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Loyd (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Crusader 17-pounder gun tractor (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M10 Achilles & [British] (object name)
weapons, British - gun [AT]: 6-pounder gun (object name)
operations, British military - movement: armour (object name)
casualties, British wounded - battlefield (object name)
01/5(4-16).232 [ Operation Epsom] (event)
Fontenay-le-Pesnel, Calvados, France (geography)
Notes: Summary: the Crusader AA tank seen here probably belonged to an 8th Armoured Brigade unit. Both this and the 17-pounder gun tractor were variants of the Crusader tank of 1941-1943
Remarks: good shots of the armoured fighting vehicles listed in the synopsis, notably the Crusader 17-pounder gun tractor