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Title:MEDIUM MACHINE-GUN DETACHMENTS IN ACTION WITH THE 49TH (WEST RIDING) DIVISION DURING ITS ADVANCE TO THE LOWER SEINE (PART 2) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 140-7
Description: Troops serving with No. 11 platoon in the 2nd Battalion Princess Louise's Kensington Rifles' 'C' company fire a Vickers medium machine-gun along fixed sights at German positions west of Pont Audemer from the edge of a wood on high ground to the east. To the applause of French women standing nearby (who also point out the whereabouts of German troops for the machine gun team), an FFI volunteer takes a turn in firing the Vickers.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Smales, Edgar Hiram1920-08-071984-09-19 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Kensington Rifles, 2nd Battalion, Coy C (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 49 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
Forces Francaises de l'Interieur (regiment/service)
Keywords: weapons, British - smallarm: Vickers medium machine gun (object name)
Liberation (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, 8, 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. German rearguard units defending the River Risle line at Pont Audemer put up a strong resistance against 56th Brigade.
Remarks: Good action footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 140-4 which contains complementary, virtually identical footage.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 128-4, 138-1 and 140-4.