• Short Summary

    German troops under Generalleutnant Artur Schmitt surrender to units of the South African Second Infantry Division under Major-General Isaac Pierre de Villiers during the Battle of Bardia, freeing English and Commonwealth prisoners of war taken by the Axis forces

  • Description

    LIBYA: Bardia:
    EXT

    ARMOURED CARS drives thro hole in Fort Capuzzo.

    BARDIA. Surrender & Fall of Bardia..South African & Tank division under Major Gen. de Villiers opened attack..German troops surrender post on Tobruk road..prisoners taken..ruins of Fort Capuzzo..armoured car crew goes thro' shell hole in wall..moving off to take up battle positions..column passing German cemetery..Hell Fire signpost..infantry searching ruins..wrecked Italian guns on roadside..smoke screen laid..tanks going thro' screen..Italian prisoners having wound dressed..Germans from isolated pocket surrender..Italian prisoners surrender to our troops..German General arrives in car to surrender to de Villiers..Italian Car follows..Italian prisoners captured by Polish Officer, marching against background of smoke from burning petrol..troops dancing to gramophone..troops released from prison camp..dogs in procession of prisoners..rainbow in sky

    CAPUZZO FORT. more damage to fort as we move to Bardia

    de VILLIERS Maj Gen commands 2nd S.Africa div & mechanised units and recaptures Bardia.Ger Gen Schmitt surrenders

    DOGS. lead in prisoners near Bardia

    GERMANY - MILITARY. Gen.Schmitt & prisoners surrender at Bardia.

    ITALY - Military. Italian prisoners surrender at Bardia..having wounds dressed on battlefield

    MILITARY BRITISH. Recapture BARDIA...Ger & It prisoners..Gen Schmitt surrenders..to de Villiers..burning petrol dump Br troops released dance..infantry search ruins

    POLAND Polish Officer brings Italian prisoners into Bardia

    SCHMITT General, (German). Surrenders to Gen. de Villiers at Bardia

    SOUTH AFRICA. recapture of Bardia by 2nd South African Div and mechanised units under Maj Gen de Villiers

    TANKS. div under Maj Gen de Villiers advances on Bardia

    Germany; Libya; Military - Active

    South Africa, Matilda tanks, Fort Capuzzo, two-pounder cannon, machine gun, Afrika Korps, Lieutenant-General Artur Schmitt, 2nd Infantry Division South Africa, Panzer tanks, Italian, wounded, casualties, casualty, garrison, prisoner of war, POW, injured, artillery, capture, British Army, Eighth Army, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, war dogs, , WWII, World War II, Second World War
    Background: German troops under Generalleutnant Artur Schmitt surrender to units of the South African Second Infantry Division under Major-General Isaac Pierre de Villiers during the Battle of Bardia, freeing English and Commonwealth prisoners of war taken by the Axis forces

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3U6Q7B3TJ9M9AN5PVYVUZWQY2
    Media URN:
    VLVA3U6Q7B3TJ9M9AN5PVYVUZWQY2
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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