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Description: Flames leap from the thatched roof of a farmhouse set on fire during the fighting in Montcharivel, which the 6th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers eventually captured. In an orchard nearby, several Royal Scots Fusiliers watch a 44th Brigade (?) LAD fitter hammer a pin into one of the track links on a 97th Anti-Tank Regiment (?) M10 "Wolverine". In Montcharivel itself, a Fordson 15cwt truck drives up the rubble-strewn main street past a wrecked 43rd Recce Regiment Humber recce car.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Jones, H J [Army cameraman] (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Scots Fusiliers, Royal, 6th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Bde 44 (regiment/service)
British Army, Div 15 (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps 8 (regiment/service)
British Army, LAD (regiment/service)
Keywords: buildings, French - residential: farmhouse & [wrecked] (object name)
armour, United States - SPG: M10 Wolverine (object name)
operations, British military - maintenance (object name)
armour, British - armoured car: Humber III light reconnaissance car & [wrecked] (object name)
Operation Bluecoat, Mont Pinçon 1944, North West Europe, Second World War (event)
Calvados, France (geography)
Normandy, France (geography)
Notes: Note: Refer to A70 113-1 and 2 for footage taken by Sergeants Palmer and Lawrie and to material showing 8th Corps units - Guards and 11th Armoured Divisions, 15th (Scottish) and 3rd (British) Divisions and 6th Guards Tank Brigade - in action during Operation "Bluecoat".
Remarks: Best seen with items of footage listed above.
Documentation/associated material: read 'The 15th (Scottish) Division 1939-1945' by Lieutenant-General H G Martin and 'The History of the 2nd World War - Victory in the West : Volume 1' by L F Ellis and 'The 43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945' by H Essame.