• Short Summary

    Heroic garrison keeps busy and cheerful worrying enemy. (Siege of Tobruk, during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II)
    B/W footage

    Military - Active / Libya / allied troops

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Tobruk Holds Firm

    LIBYA: Tobruk:
    EXT
    Waves lapping beach PAN to soldier writing in sand 'Tobruk'
    Troops bathing, soldier standing by Bren gun mounted as A.A. gun (2 shots)
    Bomb damaged buildings PAN
    High Angle of bomb damaged town centre
    Church seen beyond ruins in f/g
    CU sign on wall "Piazza Benito Mussolinni."
    GV troops walking down street.
    Various shots of Bren gunners at windows of damaged house.
    Sign on wall "Tobruk Truth."

    INT
    Soldiers working in editorial office
    CU soldier typing.
    Side View soldier at Roneo copying machine.
    LV naval rating pan up to wrecked ships in harbour (seen through window)

    EXT
    LV wrecked ships in harbour
    Wrecked Italian liner "Liguria, Genova."
    Mast of wrecked sunken Italian Armoured Cruiser "San Girogi."
    GV wrecked enemy lorries at side of road.
    Wrecked German tank.
    CU Wrecked German tank PAN
    Wrecked Italian bomber, wreckage strewn around.
    High Angle shot of Hyde Park gunners cleaning large gun (cannon)
    CU top hat painted on gun.
    Army cooks running to man gun (presumably after alert raised)
    Soldier standing on beach with stick, then runs for cover
    Soldiers preparing gun for firing
    LVs Explosions on Italian ammunition dump
    GV Men hiding at entrance to caves
    GVs Soldiers coming out of hiding places in rocks
    LV Italian shell bursting, men lying in foreground.
    SV troops sheltering behind rocks.
    LV guns firing.
    GV ammunition dump exploding.
    LV big explosion.
    SV smoke from explosion across sun.
    Angle shot of armed soldier on guard.
    Soldiers washing in bucket
    CUs Australian shaving.
    One man washing in tub as horse drinks from same tub
    CU puppy guarding soldier's equipment.
    Soldier bathing donkey's leg (which was injured by shrapnel)

    GV Group of soldiers pose for photocall with sheep mascot in centre
    CU Soldier wearing helmet
    CU Australian soldier
    CU English soldier, smiling, leaning on gun.

    SLATE: GOOD SCENES

    GV PAN War Cemetery showing many wooden crosses.
    British 'tommy' looking at grave with wooden cross.
    British 'tommy' walks past grave.
    High Angle shot five soldiers walking through Tobruk street.

    Military - Active; Libya
    Background: Heroic garrison keeps busy and cheerful worrying enemy. (Siege of Tobruk, during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II)
    B/W footage

    Military - Active / Libya / allied troops

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2MA3K194LYSSOYOG98HUBNONX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MA3K194LYSSOYOG98HUBNONX
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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