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Title:GENERAL MONTGOMERY VISITS 1st CANADIAN ARMY TANK BRIGADE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 512/2/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Eighth Army Commander meets Canadian tank troops in Sicily.
Description: General Montgomery talking to Brigadier R A Wyman, Commander of the Canadian Army Tank Brigade. Close up of the men talking. General Montgomery talking to officers lined up. Close up of Montgomery talking to Lieutenant A E Armstrong from Toronto. Montgomery talking and shaking hands with Canadian officers. Two shots of Montgomery and Brigadier Wyman looking at Scissors Bridge. Montgomery stands up in his car and talks to Canadian troops. Montgomery addressing troops of the 11th Canadian Armoured Battalion (Ontario Regiment). They give him three cheers. He meets officers of Brigade HQ. Mount Etna is visible in the background. Montgomery and Brigadier Wyman in a jeep look over Catania plain. Close up shots of Montgomery meeting officers of 'A' Squadron at the HQ of the 14th Canadian Tank Battalion (Calgary Regiment). Some of the men raise their hands when Montgomery asks which of them were at Dieppe. Various shots of Montgomery and Wyman looking over Catania plain and watching a demonstration of Sherman tanks by the 11th and 14th Canadian Tank Regiments.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, 1st Canadian Tank Brigade (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, 11th Army Tank Battalion (The Ontario Regiment) (regiment/service)
Canadian Army, 14th Canadian Army Tank Battalion (Calgary Regiment) (regiment/service)
Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Wyman, R A (person)
Armstrong, A E (person)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)