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Title:3RD DIVISION'S 185TH BRIGADE PREPARES TO ATTACK VILLAGES SOUTH OF THE CAEN-TROARN RAILWAY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 85-2
Description: Troops from the 2nd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry board Sherman tanks belonging to the Staffordshire Yeomanry at their assembly point between Herouvillette and Escoville. The Yeomanry's Shermans and Fireflies drive through the village of Escoville at a cautious five miles an hour. Their path through woods south of the village is cleared for them by a 3rd Division engineer's armoured bulldozer. As they advance towards their first objective, men from the 2nd KSLI's leading company set off on foot, accompanied by Sherman Crab minesweeping tanks from the 1st Lothian and Border Horse and ordinary Sherman gun-tanks belonging to the Staffordshire Yeomanry. Troops serving with the 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment come under sniper fire and take cover by trees along the roadside. In Escoville, additional infantry and armour reinforcements for 185th Brigade's push on the Caen-Troarn railway rumble through the village.
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, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 27 (regiment/service)
British Army, Lothians and Border Horse, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde, Armoured, 30 (regiment/service)
British Army, Shropshire Light Infantry, King's, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 185 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 3 (regiment/service)
British Army, Yorkshire Regiment, East, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, Yeomanry, Staffordshire (regiment/service)
Keywords: transport, - engineering: bulldozer (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Firefly & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Crab & [British] (object name)
armour, British - carrier: Universal (object name)
01/5(4-16).233 [ Operation Goodwood] (event)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: See with A70 85-1, 5 and 6 for footage shot by Sergeants Wilkes, Connolly and Harris showing 185th Brigade and its supporting armour assembling and going into action. Refer generally to material showing 3rd British Division units in action during or shortly after "Goodwood". Also taking part in 185th Brigade's push on Cuillerville and Emieville was the 2nd Battalion Warwickshire Regiment.
Remarks: Good action footage. Best seen with items listed above.
Documentation/associated material: refer to books listed in A70 85-1 for a bibliography.