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    Tobruk, Lybia: GV lorries down escarpment towards camera. Pan lorry through sand and barbed wire throwing up dust. GV showing lorries through desert. Trav. shot troops on lorries past. SV troops on lorries. LV troops trying to pitch tent in sand storm. SV troops trying to pitch tent in sand storm. LV soldiers filling sand bags. SV soldiers cutting cake. CU soldiers eating cake. GV Infantry advancing across desert. LV Infantry advancing across desert. LV big gun firs. SV gun fires. CU gun fires. GV showing shell exploding on ground. SV gun fires. GV showing explosion - smoke rising. SV of line of Italians running past camera. GV tanks across desert. SCU pan light tanks past. GV troops advancing across desert. SV troops advancing across desert. CU troops advancing across desert. SV pan showing dead Italian in trench SV pan showing dead Italians in trench.



    GTV pan abandoned lorries an equipment in desert. SV Abandoned Italian plane. CU Fasces sign. LV bodies of bombers (Caproin) and fighters LV empty workshop interior. CU lathe. LV burnt out skeleton of plane in workshop. SV burnt out skeleton of plane outside workshop. BV burnt out fighter. SV burnt out Italian plane. CU bullet holes in propeller pan up to bullet holes in engine. SV Italian fighter with wing blown away. GV pan showing pall of black smoke from fires over Tobruk. LV showing fires burning with infantry in foreground. GV town of Tobruk. Trav. shot entering Tobruk through gates. Pan shot along street of Tobruk - buildings on either side. CU damaged building. GV showing troops and tanks in tobruk streets towards. CU tank "Matilda". Pan down building (Carabiniere Real) to Italian prisoners in doorway. SV pan Italian prisoners in doorway. LV Brigadier Robertson, Australian Divisional Commander with Italian Rear - Admiral Vietina Massimiliano SV Brigadier Robertson, Australian Divisional Commander with Italian Rear-Admiral Vietina Massimiliano (prisoner) LV troops with Italian flag battered building in b-g. CU troops with Italian flag and smoking Italian cigars. SV troops dressed in Italian uniforms one decorates another. TV pan showing prisoners being lined up. CU pan smiling prisoners. SV Italian officers amongst prisoners. CU pan smiling prisoners. SV smiling prisoners with small dog. GV prisoners marching away. STV prisoner with bottle and laughing to camera. LV prisoners marching behind British tank through street past buildings. SBV prisoners waving at camera. SV Australians on captured motorbike and drinking out of bottle. GV showing prisoners in encampment. CU smiling prisoner type. CU pan smiling prisoners. Pan from prisoners to Australian soldier. CU Australian soldier type. GV pan showing tremendous line of prisoners being marched across desert. LV pan along line of prisoners. ORIG. NEG. & ORIG. BLUE.



    FALL OF TOBRUK. Capture of Cyrenaica - Scenes Of Infantry moving forward on Tobruk - Scenes Of Tobruk Burning and Of Italian Prisoners.



    GOOD SCENES: ROLL 1



    GV pan five wrecked Italian planes on desert 'drone. SV nose and part of fuselage of abandoned Fiat C.R. 42 Italian plane. INT. LV wrecked workshop - part of desert 'drone. CU part of fuselage of Italian plane - marked "Fiat C.R. 42 SV frame work of plane all the rest burned out. CU Italian insignia - head of an animal and axe. LV wrecked Fiat C.R. 42. SCU damaged tail with Italian markings. CU Italian circular insignia on the underneath of wing. GV desert 'drone. STV Caproin bomber not very badly damaged. SV angle shot of burnt out Italian plane. SV two Military officers looking at maps - gun and crew in b-g, the two officers walk over and look at plane on stand. CU the two officers perusing plan, camerapans with one officer as he raises megaphone and yells through same. LV soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. Nearer LV soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. GTV, SV, and GV of soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. SCUBV two loading gun. CU INT. of gun barrel and shell being pushed towards. SSV soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. GV two tanks advancing at speed over scrubby land. SV tank towards. LV three tanks towards. (ORIG. NEG.) Very distant GV pan of infantry advancing over scrubby desert land. Nearer GV pan of infantry advancing over scrubby desert land STBV bren carrier drawing gun along rough road. Very distant GV troops advancing over scrubby desert land - smoke rising in b-g. SFV troops advancing. SCU side view three soldiers advancing - smoke in background. LBV troops advancing. LAV three planes flying - desert below. GV stony desert and black smoke from oil in b-g. GV pan from smoke to group of about a dozen soldiers standing. GTV travel shot towards Tobruk passing six Italian prisoners. LV travel shot past building marked "BENITO MUSSOLINI". GV travel shot down bombed street damaged building. GV pan from intact buildings to burning lorry. SCU wrecked lorry and rubber wheels burning. GV burning building.



    SCU burning Building. LV eight British soldiers marching towards past large white building. GV pan of Military and Naval Italian prisoners. SCU three smiling Naval Italian prisoners types. SCU two Naval Italian prisoners. SCU angle shot of three Italian Naval prisoners - more prisoners behind. LV lorry with three soldiers sitting in it pan to BV of line of prisoners marching out of Tobruk. LTV three lines of Italian prisoners marching towards past bomb damaged buildings. STV prisoners marching in. STV prisoners marching out of Tobruk and Australian infantry marching in. SV British officers talking to Italian officers. SCU side view British officers talking to Italian officers.



    BARDIA, LYBIA: GOOD SCENES ROLL 2



    SCU signpost with arrow pointing to "A Capuzzo Bardia and Tobruch" pan down to damaged brick wall and BV of lorry moving off with soldiers in cloud of dust, past bombed buildings. LV pan of dense lines of prisoners walking, and recede into distance. SSV prisoners running. LV lines of prisoners running towards. SSV prisoners marching forward - burning oil in b-g. SCUTV gun being fired camouflage over it. SV two soldiers firing gun. STV soldier types with mugs of tea, food at their feet. LTV three dead Italians behind wall. Distant GV troops advancing. GV cloud of smoke from burning oil. Distant GV of troops advancing over desert. SCU soldier and man with bandage round his head rock a dog to and fro, dog dressed in frock and bow round its neck. GTV pan of mass of lorries scattered over desert GV port showing bay and land pan to buildings GTV street and bombed buildings and three soldiers on horses galloping along. LFV four soldiers on horses trotting towards. CU pan up wrecked building. LV pan lorry badly damaged which passes at speed. GV through doorway of shells of buildings and bren carrier passes at speed. CU stone eagle with splinter marks. LV pan down from eagle of stone pillar which it is standing on, with shell marks on it. GV barbed wire and lorry driving towards. SBV 5 soldiers fire gun covered with netting and leaves. SBV four soldiers at gun - gun fires. GV through doorway of shell like buildings and lorry passes pan to extensive damage. SV pan of demolished building. LTV black mass of Italian prisoners herded together. GV lines of Italian prisoners marching forward - bren carrier with British soldiers passing them and into distance. GBV group of about 25 prisoners marching forward. GTV pan dense lines of Italian prisoners marching towards guarded by British tommies. STV pan of masses of Italian prisoners squatting on the ground. GAV Harbour of Tobruk or Bardia??? showing land, sea and buildings. SV pan of British Red Cross soldiers tending to wounded Italians lying on stretchers. SCUTV
    Italian prisoners wounded lying on stretcher stroking dog. LV British soldiers loading large gun for fire. LBV soldiers at Bofor gun. Pan down from CU of shell scarred pillar to shell hole in wall and wrecked building. LV British soldier inspecting Italian dead. CUBV head of British soldier looking at photographs of the dead Italian's wife and children.



    LYBIA, AFRICA: GV lorries down escarpment towards camera. Pan lorry through sand and barbed wire throwing up dust. GV showing lorries through desert. Trav. shot troops on lorries past. SV troops on lorries. LV troops trying to pitch tent in sand storm. SV troops trying to pitch tent in sand storm. LV soldiers filling sand bags. SV soldiers cutting cake. CU soldiers eating cake. GV Infantry advancing across desert. LV Infantry advancing across desert. LV big gun fires. SV gun fires. CU gun fires. GV showing shell exploding on ground. SV gun fires. GV showing explosion - smoke rising. SV line of Italians running past camera. GV tanks across desert. SCU pan light tanks past. GV troops advancing across desert. SV troops advancing across desert. CU troops advancing across desert. SV pan showing dead Italians in trench. GTV pan abandoned lorries and equipment in desert. SV abandoned Italian plane. CU Fasces sign. LV bodies of Caproni bombers and fighters. LV empty workshop interior. CU lathe. LV burnt out skeleton of plane in workshop. SV burnt out skeleton of plane outside workshop. BV burnt out fighter. SV burnt out Italian plane. CU bullet holes in propeller pan up to bullet holes in engine. SV Italian fighter with wing blown away. GV pan showing pall of black smoke from fires over Tobruk. LV showing fires burning with infantry in f-g. GV town of Tobruk. Trav. shot entering Tobruk through gates. Pan shot along street of Tobruk - buildings on either side. CU damaged building. GV showing troops and tanks in Tobruk streets towards. CU tank "Matilda". Pan down Building (CARABINIERI REALE) to Italian prisoners in doorway. SV pan Italian prisoners in doorway. LV Brigadier Robertson, Australian Divisional Commander with Italian Rear-Admiral Vietina Massimiliano. SV Brigadier Robertson with Italian Rear-Admiral Vietina Massimiliano (prisoner). LV troops with Italian flag battered building in b-g. CU troops with Italian flag and smoking Italian cigars. SV troops dressed in Italian Uniforms one decorates anoth
    er. TV pan showing prisoners being lined up. CU pan smiling prisoners. SV Italian officers amongst prisoners. CU pan smiling prisoners. SV smiling prisoners with small dog. GV prisoners marching away. STV prisoners with bottle and laughing to camera. LV prisoners marching behind British tank through street past buildings. SBV prisoners waving at camera. SV Australians on captured motorbike and drinking out of bottle. GV showing prisoners in encampment. CU smiling prisoner type. CU pan smiling prisoners. Pan from prisoners to Australian soldier. CU Australian soldier type. GV pan showing tremendous line of prisoners being marched across desert. LV pan along line of prisoners.



    ORIG. NEG. & BLUE FROM ORIG. NEG.



    GOOD SCENES: ROLL 1



    GV pan of five wrecked Italian planes on desert 'drome. SV nose and wrecked part of fuselage of Fiat C.R. 42 Italian plane. INT. LV wrecked workshop - part of desert 'drome. CU part of fuselage of Italian plane marked "Fiat C.R. 42" SV frame work of plane all the rest burned out. CU Italian insignia - head of animal and axe. LV wrecked Fiat C.R. 42 SCU damaged tail with Italian markings. CU Italian circular insignia on the underneath of wing. GV desert 'drome. STV Caproni Bomber not very badly damaged. SV angle shot of burnt out Italian plane. SV two Military officers looking at maps - gun and crew in b-g, two officers walk over and look at plane, which is on stand. CU the two officers perusing plan camera pans with one officer as he raises megaphone and yells through same. LV soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. Nearer LV soldier firing 6" Howitzer gun. GTV SV and GV of soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. SCUBV two soldiers loading gun. CU INT. of gun barrel and shell being pushed towards. SV soldiers firing 6" Howitzer gun. GV two tanks advancing at speed over scrubby desert land. SV tank towards. LV three tanks towards. ORIG. NEG. Very distant GV pan of Infrantry advancing over scrubby desert land. Nearer GV pan of infantry advancing over scrubby desert land. STBV bren carrier drawing gun along rough road. Very distant GV troops advancing over scrubby land. - smoke rising. in b-g. SFV troops advancing. SCU side view three soldiers advancing - smoke in background. LBV troops advancing. LAV three planes flying - desert below. GV stony desert and black smoke from oil in b-g. GV pan from smoke to group of about a dozen soldiers standing. GTV travel shot toward Tobruk passing six Italian prisoners. LV travel shot past building marked "BENITO MUSSOLINI". GV travel shot down bombed street damaged buildings. GV pan from intact buildings to burning lorry. SCU wrecked lorry and rubber wheels burning. GV burning building. SCU burning building. LV eight British soldiers marching towards past large white building.
    GV pan of Military and Naval Italian prisoners. SCU three smiling Naval Italian prisoner types. SCU two Naval Italian prisoners. SCU angle shot of three Italian Naval prisoners - more prisoners behind. LV lorry with three soldiers sitting in it pan to BV of line of prisoners marching out of Tobruk. LTV three lines of Italian prisoners marching towards past bomb damaged buildings. STV prisoners marching in. STV prisoners marching out of Tobruk and Australian infantry marching. SV British officers talking to Italian officers. SCU side view British officers talking to Italian officers.



    ROLL 2



    SCU signpost with arrow pointing to "A Capuzzo Bardia, and Tobruch" pan down to damaged brick wall and BV of lorry moving off with soldiers in cloud of dust, past bombed buildings. LV pan of dense lines of prisoners walking and recede into distance. SSV prisoners running. LV lines of prisoners running towards. SSV prisoners marching forward - burning oil in b-g. SCUTV gun being fired camouflage over it. SV two soldiers firing gun, camouflage over it. SV soldiers firing. STV soldier types with mugs of tea, food at their feet. LTV three dead Italians behind wall. Distant GV troops advancing. GV cloud of smoke from burning oil. Distant GV troops advancing over desert. SCU soldier and man with bandage round his head rock a dog to and fro, dog dressed in frock and bow round its neck. GTV pan of mass of lorries scattered over desert. GV port showing bay and land pan to buildings. GTV street and bombed buildings. GTV street and bombed buildings and three soldiers on horses galloping along. LFV four soldiers on horses trotting towards. CU pan up wrecked building. LV pan lorry badly damaged which passes at speed. GV through doorway of shells of buildings and bren carrier passes at speed. CU stone eagle with splinter marks. LV pan down from eagle of stone pillar which it is standing on with shell marks on it. GV barbed wire and lorry driving towards. SBV 5 soldiers fire gun covered with netting and leaves. SBV four soldiers at gun - gun fires. GV through doorway of shell like buildings and lorry passes pan to extensive damage. SV pan of demolished buildings. LTV black mass of Italian prisoners herded together. GV lines of Italian prisoners marching forward - bren carrier with British soldiers passing them and into distance. GBV group of about 25 prisoners marching forward. GTV pan dense lines of Italian prisoners marching towards guarded by British tommies. STV pan of masses of Italian prisoners squatting on the ground. GAV harbour of Tobruk or Bardia ??? showing land, sea and buildings. SV pan of British R
    ed Cross soldiers tending to wounded Italians lying on stretchers. SCUTV Italian prisoners wounded lying on stretcher stroking dog. LV British soldiers loading large gun to fire. LBV soldiers at Bofor gun. Pan down from CU of shell scarred pillar to shell hole in wall and wrecked building. LV British soldier inspecting Italian dead. CUBV head of British soldier looking at photographs of dead Italian's wife and children.



    Military - Active; Libya




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    refer VR 670 (III) Pos section

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3X3PF732166RA0DXCHZ28HH0W
    Media URN:
    VLVA3X3PF732166RA0DXCHZ28HH0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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