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Title:COMMANDOS PREPARE TO GO OUT ON A PATROL BEYOND NO. 4 SPECIAL SERVICE BRIGADE'S FRONT IN THE ORNE BRIDGE-HEAD [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 113-9
Description: Men serving with No. 3 Mortar Platoon, No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando, collect Mills grenades and blacken their faces with camouflage grease before leaving 6th Airborne Division's lines at Le Plein to patrol no-man's land in the event of a German attack on their mortars.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Walker (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Royal Navy, Royal Marines & Commandos (regiment/service)
British Army, Div, Airborne, 6 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 1 (regiment/service)
British Army, Special Service Gp (regiment/service)
Notes: Note: See A70 112-2 and 4 and 113-8 for complementary footage and refer to A70 110-1 and 2, which shows airborne RA units in action in the Orne bridge-head in early August 1944, and to footage showing airborne and commando units in action in Normandy on D-Day and thereafter. Much of the fighting in the Orne bridge-head in July and August 1944 consisted of offensive patrolling by both sides.
Remarks: Best seen with items of ciné material listed above, notably A70 113-8.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 112-2