59th (Staffordshire) Division 1939-1944

Charnwood

Photos by No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit (Malindine, Knight, Smales). From the Imperial War Museum.

B6754
Lancashire Fusiliers (197 Brigade) crawl cautiously through a cornfield near St Contest, 9 July 1944. [Malindine]

B6755
Carriers and infantry advance across a field of wheat near St Contest. 9 July 1944. [Malindine]

B6756
Royal Engineers move cautiously through a cornfield during the advance to Caen. 9 July 1944. [Malindine] Probably men of 510 Field Company.

B6758
Sherman tank (27 Armoured Brigade) and infantry during the advance on Caen, 9 July 1944. [Malindine]

B6808
Ambulance jeeps of 211th Field Ambulance Company attached to 5th Lancashire Fusiliers, north-west of Caen, 9 July 1944. [Smales]

B6866
Infantry and carriers of 59th Division advancing during fighting around Caen, 11 July 1944. [Knight]

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