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Title:THE 3RD DIVISION GOES INTO ACTION NORTH OF CAEN ON THE FIRST DAY OF OPERATION "CHARNWOOD" (PART 5) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 73-4
Summary: 33rd Armoured Brigade moves up to 3rd Division's front for the assault on Caen.
Description: A universal carrier and a DR (despatch rider) bound for Point 64 overtake a stationary column of Shermans from 144th RAC's 'A' squadron on the Caen-Bieville road at Lebisey Wood (?); visible among the tanks is a Humber III light reconnaissance car belonging to the 3rd Reconnaissance Regiment. At Bieville (?) jeep ambulances from 233rd Field Ambulance RAMC rush casualties from 185th Brigade's front to an ADS. A Stuart III light tank from 144th RAC's recce troop motors past Sherman tanks, parked along the roadside at Bieville (?) where a tank officer is seen supervising the flow of traffic. A casualty being ferried to an ADS on board a universal carrier from the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry's support company gives a 'V-for-Victory' sign to the cameraman. A Humber scout car leads a Sherman from 144th RAC's 'A' Squadron along the Caen-Bieville road. Sherman gun and OP tanks from 144th RAC's RHQ troop and 153rd Field Regiment RA pass a universal carrier heading in the opposite direction as they motor through Lebisey.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film Unit (Production company)
Walter, Ernest Henry1919Family origin: Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales (Production individual)