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Title:ACTIVITIES NORTH OF CAEN, JUNE - EARLY JULY 1944 (PART 9) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 61-2
Summary: A Sherman tank squadron prepares for action on 3rd Division's front north of Caen.
Description: Shermans and Fireflies belonging to the East Riding Yeomanry's 'C' Squadron are seen assembled in their harbour between Cambes and Anisy. A tank commander speaks to his driver down his intercom microphone. Major Holtby, the Squadron commanding officer, briefs two of his troop leaders on their forthcoming action with the 9th Infantry Brigade which will take the form of a feint attack on La Bijude. Shermans from the Squadron - one tank carrying a Browning .50 calibre machine gun on its turret hatch ring - move up to the front along a tank track bulldozed across the railway line which used to carry rail traffic from Caen to towns and villages situated on the Calvados coast.
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)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Holtby, W F (person)
British Army, Yeomanry, Yorkshire, East Riding, Squadron C (regiment/service)
Keywords: armour, United States - tank: M4 Sherman & [British] (object name)
armour, United States - funnies: M4 Sherman Firefly & [British] (object name)
communications, British military - electronic: intercom microphone (object name)
intelligence, military, British - briefing (object name)
operations, British military - movement: armour (object name)
weapons, United States - smallarm (mounted): Browning Cal .50 machine gun & [British] (object name)
Second World War, North West Europe & Operation Overlord & 28/6/1944 (event)
Anisy, Calvados, France (geography)
Cambes-en-Plaine, Calvados, France (geography)