8th Rifle Brigade - from Normandy to the Baltic - June 1944 - May 1945

PHOTO AND FILM – FRANCE TO GERMANY

Some photos and (links to) films of 8th Rifle Brigade’s and 11th Armoured Division’s campaign through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. 

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26 – 30 JUNE 1944: OPERATION EPSOM

– FILM OPERATION EPSOM (to open, click pictures) –

26 June 1944 - 8th Corps' formations in action (part 4) - IWM A70 58-15
28 June 1944 - 8th Corps' formations in action (part 6) - IWM A70 59-2
28 June 1944 - 8th Corps' formations in action (part 11) - IWM A70 60-1
29 Juny 1944 - 8th Corps'formations in action (part 17) - IWM A70 61-7
1 July 1944 - Men and vehicles move up to 8th Corps' front in the Odon valley (part 2)- IWM A70 63-5
2 July 1944 - Scenes in the Odon battlefield following Operation Epsom (part 10) - IWM A70 67-4

18 – 20 JULY 1944: OPERATION GOODWOOD

– PHOTOS OPERATION GOODWOOD –

– FILM OPERATION GOODWOOD (to open, click pictures) –

18 July 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division's armour advances from Amfrevile to Demouville - IWM A70 -87-1
18 July 1944 - The 3rd Royal Tank Regiment goes into action on the first day of operation 'Goodwood' - IWM A70 87-2
19 July 1944 - The 8th Rifle Brigade goes into action with the 29th Armoured Brigade during Operation 'Goodwood' - IWM A70 90-1
20 July 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division in action on the second and third day of Operation 'Goodwood' - IWM A70 90-2
20 July 1944 - The aftermath of Operation 'Goodwood' - IWM A70 90-4

30 JULY – 7 AUGUST 1944: OPERATION BLUECOAT

– FILM OPERATION BLUECOAT (to open, click pictures) –

31 July 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division advances to Saint Martin des Besaces - IWM A70 107-1
31 July 1944 - 8th Corps formations advance to Saint Martin des Besaces - IWM A70 107-2
31 July 1944 - The 29th Armoured Brigade moves up through Saint Marin des Besaces - IWM A70 107-3
2 August 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division advances towards the Bas Perrier Ridge - IWM A70 110-5
2 August 1944 - 29th Armoured Brigade group advances beyond the Souleuvre Valley - IWM A70 110-6

7 – 28 AUGUST 1944: NORMANDY TO THE SEINE

– FILM NORMANDY TO THE SEINE (to open, click pictures) –

20 August 1944 - 29th Armoured Brigade group in action north of Argentan - IWM A70 130-3
21 August 1944 - 11th Armoured Division advances beyond Argentan - IWM A70 130-2
21 August 1944 -30th Corps advances eastwards along the N24 BIS - IWM A70 130-6

28 AUGUST – 4 SEPTEMBER 1944: SEINE TO ANTWERP

– FILM SEINE TO ANTWERP (to open, click pictures) –

31 August 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division seizes the Somme crossings in Amiens - IWM A70 145-11
1 September 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division advances through Northern France - IWM A70 130-3
1 September 1944 - The 11th Armoured Division advances beyond Amiens - IWM A70 130-2

4 – 8 SEPTEMBER 1944: LIBERATION OF ANTWERP

– PHOTOS LIBERATION OF ANTWERP –

– FILM LIBERATION OF ANTWERP (to open, click pictures) –

4 September 1944 - The arrival of the British 2nd Army ends Antwerp's four years of German occupation - IWM A70 170-2
4 September 1944 - Antwerp falls to the British 2nd Army - IWM A70 170-3
5 September 1944 - Belgian collaborators and German troops are rounded up in Antwerp - IWM A70 150-10