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Title:BRITISH MILITARY TRAFFIC COPES WITH FLOODS ON THE ROADS IN NORMANDY (PART 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 92-4
Summary: Traffic belonging to 12th Corps formations heads through the flooded village of Bretteville l'Orgueilleuse.
Description: Seen motoring through several inches of flood water in the village are a Fordson WOT2 track from 15th (Scottish) Division HQ, a motorcycle despatch rider (who passes an AFPU jeep and Lieutenant Handford AFPU wading through the water), a jeep from 12th Corps HQ signals, an Austin Light utility from 147th Bridging Company RASC HQ, a DR (despatch rider) wheeling his broken-down (?) motorcycle, a Bedford MWC water truck belonging to the 7th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment followed by a Humber scout car from 153rd Battalion Royal Armoured Corps HQ, two 2nd Army RASC Bedford OY 3-ton lorries and a civilian cyclist.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations, War Office (Production sponsor)
Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Walter, Ernest Henry1919Family origin: Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales (Production individual)
Notes: Note: For footage showing traffic coping with the Calvados region's over-worked road network, see A70 63-3, 5, 65-2, 71-6, 79-3, 7, 8, 84-1, 90-3, 92-2, 3, 5. Refer generally to footage showing 12th Corps formations in action in the Odon valley in July 1944. The 7th RTR belonged to 31st Tank Brigade, the 153rd RAC to 34th Tank Brigade; both formations were equipped with Churchill tanks.
Remarks: Good footage. Best seen with the items of ciné material listed above.
Documentation/associated material: for a bibliography, refer to the publications listed in A70 90-3.