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Title:30TH CORPS IN ACTION SOUTH OF BAYEUX (PART 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 43-4
Summary: The 50th (Northumbrian) Division moves up to the front south of Bayeux ready to exploit 7th Armoured Division's subsequently abortive attempt to outflank the German front-line west of Caen.
Description: I. Armour, soft-skinned transport and infantry belonging to 50th Division and supporting units dash to and fro in the cross-roads village of Jerusalem; the infantry, who have pressed a captured horse into service, belong to 6th(?) DLI, now being sent into the line. The soft-skinned transport includes a CMP utility ambulance and an Austin K3 lorry from 149th Field Ambulance RAMC. Also seen are several Sherman OP tanks from 86th Field Regiment RA and Sherman Crab flail tanks belonging to the Westminster Dragoons 'C' Squadron on their way back from the front. Note the wrecked Daimler armoured car in the background.
II. Armour from the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry's 'C' Squadron despatch riders, six-pounder anti-tank gun detachments and infantry from the 6th DLI and RASC Dodge tipper lorries head towards Jerusalem past a destroyed 'Panzerlehr' Mark IV tank on the Bayeux - Tilly-sur-Seulles road.
III. Nearby a 4.5 inch gun detachment from 64th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery's 211th Battery bombards German positions. Gunners unload propellant charge crates from the back of a lorry.
Notes: For footage showing 50th Division in action alongside 7th Armoured Division with 30th Corps during June 1944. See A70 37-3, 41/3, 4, 43/1 to 3, 45/8, 46/8, 47/6, 52/2 to 5. 7th Armoured Division's outflanking movement around the Panzerlehr Division was code-named Operation "Perch", a manoeuvre intended to undermine the entire German frontline west of Caen and thus precipitate its capture.