• Short Summary

    German General Schmitt surrenders to South African General de Villiers after the allied capture of Bardia.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Capture of Bardia

    LIBYA: Bardia:
    Various of tanks advancing across desert and firing guns. Various of white surrender flag flying by German field gun. German prisoners of war led along by British forces . Captured Italian soldiers along in tank ditch. Four wounded Italian prisoners seated on ground. British soldier dressing Italian's wounded hand. Wounded Italian prisoner talking to wounded soldier on stretcher (not heard). General Schmitt (German military commander) along as salutes Major-General De Villiers (South African military commander). Schmitt next de Villiers. Schmitt along next de Villiers followed by two Italian Generals. Troops looking on round car. Italian Generals looking on at the proceedings inside car through open window

    German and British officers discussing surrender terms (not heard).

    German and Italian Generals speaking together (not heard). British troops photographing proceedings. German General Schmitt driven away in car with other German officers. Italian Generals following in small car. Cars and motorcycles off en route for Bardia. British Infantry along past enemy gun. Released (freed) British prisoners of war walking towards out of Bardia town past British army trucks heading in. Close up of gramophone playing in road (not heard). Released British prisoners of war dancing to gramophone in road. Released British prisoners scrambling for cigarettes. Close up of freed prisoner of war smoking cigarette as laughs. Released British prisoners cheering (not heard) and waving in Bardia prison camp. Bren gun carriers driven along into town past German prisoners of war. Massed crowd of prisoners gathered together / Deserted war-damaged buildings of Bardia.
    British troops in street searching for German soldiers in buildings. German soldiers out of buildings with their hands up. German prisoners of war marched towards thru archway. Long line of prisoners of war marching away from town. Prisoners of war marching along past burning oil dump. Dog running along PAN Bren carrier leading line of prisoners. Prisoners of war marching towards, dog running alongside. Prisoners marching with rainbow in sky above. Long column of marching prisoners of war

    Various of tanks across desert terrain
    Background: German General Schmitt surrenders to South African General de Villiers after the allied capture of Bardia.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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