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
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
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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