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    Full title reads: "END OF THE BEGINNING OR BEGINNING OF THE END".

    Tunisia & Britain.

    Aerial view of coastline at Bizerta. Various shots of British and American infantry moving through Bizerta. They run between buildings when the odd sniper opens fire. Various shots of wrecked airfield at Sidi Ahmed with German planes among the wreckage. Various shots of a landing craft and supply ships laying off the harbour of Bizerta which is littered with sunken enemy ships. Various shots of the French soldiers bringing large group of German prisoners and putting them onto troopships at Bizerta. Several shots of German officers at an airport, waiting to be sent off to England on a plane.

    Various shots of the plane full of high ranking German officers just after arrival at air base in England. Among them we see General Von Arnim, Commander in Chief of the Axis Armies in Tunisia (several shots of him, he is one in leather coat), General Cramer, General Von Glasow and General Neuffer, General Lohmeier, General Krause and General Vaerst. They board coach for prison camp. Various shots of the Italian Commander-in-Chief Marshal Giovanni Messe arriving at POW (prisoners of war) camp with some British officers. Messe surrendered to General Freyberg when Afrika Corps was beaten.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    38059
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1083.16
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:04:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:12:00 / 01:46:10:00
    Canister:
    43/40
    Sort Number:
    43/040
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Travel & Exploration War & Revolution
    WorkSpaces
    Tunisia WWII German Nazi Prisoners WW2 North Africa QUARK German POW WW2 German Prisoners in Britain
  • Stills

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