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Summary: Armour assembles in the Odon Valley during the early hours of July 10 1944 before going into action with the 43rd (Wessex) Division on Hill 112.
Description: Churchill tanks belonging to the 9th Royal Tank Regiment (a 31st Tank Brigade unit) are seen moving up from Norrey-en-Bessin prior to the opening of Operation Jupiter. An M10 Achilles self- propelled gun from the 91st Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery leads a column of Sherman tanks from the Royal Scots Greys (a 4th Armoured Brigade unit) which is seen proceeding along the N 175 Caen - Villers-Bocage road. Overtaking infantrymen marching to their start-lines, the Shermans plough their way in choking dust towards their assembly point at Fontaine Etoupefour in the light of the early morning sun.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Grant, Ian James1917-04-16Family origin: Edinburgh, Scotland (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, Bn 9 (regiment/service)
British Army, Dragoons 2 (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, AT Regiment 91 (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, British - tank: Churchill (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M10 Achilles & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
operations, British military - movement: road (object name)
Hill 112 (Operation Jupiter) 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Norrey-en-Bessin, Calvados, France (geography)
N175 Caen-Willers-Bocage Road, Fontaine-Étoupefour, Calvados, France (geography)