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Title:MEDIUM ARTILLERY IN ACTION SOUTH OF MONT PINCON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 123-2
Description: Gunners belonging to the 84th (Sussex) Medium Regiment RA, a 5th AGRA unit, open fire with their 5.5 inch gun on German positions opposite 30th Corps' front in the vicinity of Condé-sur-Noireau. Note the gun detachment have dispensed with any form of overhead camouflage netting; the tree nearby serves more as a shelter from the sun than anything else. Later, several 5.5 inch gun detachments are towed away by AEC Matador tractors from their gun-lines near St Pierre la Vielle along dry and extremely dusty roads to a new firing position.
Notes: Note: See A70 109-5, 115-2, 120-2, 7, 14 and 15 and 124-5 for material showing artillery in action with 30th Corps during the first three weeks in August 1944 and refer to footage showing 30th Corps in action during "Bluecoat" culminating in the capture of Mont Pincon and the advance towards the Noireau valley.
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 109-5.