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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Commando raids on Norway.
Description: AYY 176/1. 9-11 Dec. 1941. 6th Commando on HMS Prince Charles training with Assault Landing craft for raid on Vaagso and Maaloy.
AYY 176/2. 16 Dec. 1941. 3rd Commando on HMS Prince Charles, inspections etc. Brigadier Haydon, Commander Fell, Lieutenant-Colonel Dunford-Slater.
AYY 176/3. 17-19 Dec. 1941. The Raid on Vaagso.
AYY 176/4. 22-28 Dec. 1941. 3rd Commando lands and advances through snow. Installations destroyed by explosions and fires. Troops return to ships. Very lights, fires, burning Allied Landing Craft Destroyer G66 in fjord, helping wounded, dead German soldiers. Commander Fell from HMS Prince Charles and Lieutenant-Colonel Durnford Slater (Commanding Officer of 3rd Commandos) with troop commanders in conference with briefing model. Hampden planes dropping smokescreen to cover landing. Norwegian civilians being taken back. Norwegians on board ship. "Quisling" prisoners.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)