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Title:GERMAN EQUIPMENT FALLS INTO THE HANDS OF 1ST CORPS FORMATIONS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 140-8
Summary: Among the mass of equipment the Germans were forced to abandon during their retreat across the lower Seine, many items are found in good running order by the advancing Allied troops.
Description: A French manufactured Latil Tar tractor used by a Wehrmacht unit to tow a German 7.5cm PAK 40 anti-tank gun (also intact) is given a test drive by a 49th (West Riding) Division soldier. An SdKfz 10/5 2.0cm FlaK auf Zugkraftwagen H (a Demag half-track with a 2.0cm FlaK 38 cannon) is seen being driven by men from the 6th Airborne Division near Pont Audemer.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Connolly, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Div 49 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Airborne, 6 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
Keywords: transport, French military - prime mover: Latil Tar 4x4 tractor & [German] (object name)
armour, German - gun [AT]: 7.5 cm Pak 40 (object name)
armour, German - SPG: Sdkfz 10/5 2.0cm FLAK 38 (object name)
Notes: Note: For footage showing 1st Corps' eastward advance from the Normandy beach-head to the lower Seine, see A70 128-4, 5, 6, 129-13, 14, 15, 131-1, 2, 3, 138-1, 2, 3, 140-4, 7, 141-1, 5, 6, 7, 142-8, 143-5, 7, 144-9, 151-6, 7, 212-1 to 5 (showing 1st Corps units crossing the Seine). Refer generally to footage showing wrecked German equipment and prisoners-of-war in the Falaise 'Gap'.
Remarks: Good shots of the vehicles mentioned in the synopsis. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 151-7 in which a captured motorcycle half-track is seen in British hands.