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Living History Group

Army Film & Photographic Unit

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Monty's Men Operation “Martlett Memorial” in Normandy - June 2006


Portraying the 11th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry (DLI), of the 70th (Junior) Infantry Brigade, 49th (West Riding) Division comprising Platoon HQ, 2 sections together with associated transport and RASC drivers and accompanied by 2 AFPU cameramen (Sgt Jeff Ball and Sgt Gary Hughes). This trip involved visits to the museum at Tilly-sur-Suelles, the Operation “Martlett” area coupled with battlefield talks and with visits to significant monuments together with a “Living History” phase. This phase comprised 3 days and 2 nights out in the “field”, the establishment of dug in positions and patrolling. Shown here is a selection of photographs from this phase of the trip that hopefully captures some of the atmosphere of the original photos taken by the AFPU cameramen that accompanied the units of the 49th Division.

All pictures copyright of Gary Hughes & Jeff Ball unless otherwise stated

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