• Short Summary

    Scenes from the North African Campaign showing the progress made by the First and Eighth Armies.

  • Description

    Gafsa, N. Africa: SBV lorries past sign "THE 1st ARMY WELCOMES THE 8th ARMY." LV sign and truck past in f-d pan to BV trucks along road.

    Sakiet-Sidiyouseff, N. Africa: GV tank moving forward over rough ground and past trees. LBV tanks moving forward over rough ground. CU tank towards and over camera. GTV infantry moving up thru scrub.LTBV infantry slope. GV infantry moving forward across open ground. CU explosion. SV infantry past camera. GV and SCU explosion. GV tanks firing. SV infantry climbing down into trench. GV explosion. SV infantry rushing past with rifles and Bren guns. CU Sherman tank past camera. CU tracks of tank past camera. CU Sherman tank past.

    Tripoli, N. Africa: GV convoy at sea, en route to Tripoli. SV troops on deck eating meal. CU soldier eating food out of billy can. SV native with pet goat. LV pan damaged ships in Tripoli harbour. LV sunken ship in harbour. SFV showing bow of ship. STV supply ship passing wreck. SV man working winch on ship. CUTV unloading tyres from hold of ship. LTV men unloading supplies form ship. CU tank being lowered onto lighter. LTV tanks being lowered onto lighter. CU tank covered up being lowered onto lighter.

    ROTA BLUE

    GOOD SCENES:

    CU diver's helmet fixed on before he goes under to fix damage in block which is blocking harbour. LV diver going down steps into water, bows of merchant ship across narrow opening. CUTV dive submerging. STV and CU darkies pumping apparatus for diver.

    Gafsa, Africa: SBV lorries past sign "THE 1ST ARMY WELCOMES THE 8TH ARMY." LV sign and truck past in f-d pan to BV trucks along road.

    Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Africa: GV tank moving forward over rough ground and past trees. LBV tanks moving forward over rough ground. CU tank towards and over camera. GTV infantry moving up thru scrub. LTBV infantry moving up thru scrub. CUBV infantry climbing slope. GV infantry moving forward across open ground. CU explosion. SV infantry past camera. GV and SCU explosion. GV tanks firing. SV infantry climbing down into trench. GV explosion. SV infantry rushing past with rifles and Bren guns. CU Shermand tank past camera. CU tracks of tank past camera. CU Sherman tank past.

    DJEBEL ABOID, AFRICA: LV "GOUMS" (native Morrocan troops.) SV "GOUMS" eating meal on hillside. SV "GOUM" sharpening his knife. SV "GOUM" shaving top of man's head.

    Tripoli, Africa: GV convoy at sea, en route to Tripoli. SV troops on deck eating meal. CU soldier eating food out of billy can. SV native with pet goat. LV pan damaged ships in Tripoli harbour. LV sunken ship in harbour. SEV showing bow of ship. STV supply ship passing wreck. SV man working winch on ship. CUTV unloading tyres from hold of ship. LTV men unloading supplies from ship. CU tank being lowered onto lighter. LTV tanks being lowered onto lighter. CU tank covered up being lowered onto lighter.

    Tunisia, Africa: GBV troops lined up and Turkish Military Mission cars arriving. LV troops lined up and BV Turkish Military Mission cars arriving. LV Turkish Military mission. SV members of the Mission.

    GV tanks moving forward in battle area over flat rough land. LV tank at speed over rough land. LV Turkish members on truck watching battle. GV tanks in open ground firing. SV Turks watching battle thru glasses. LV about seven tanks firing. GV explosions on hillside. Semi side view tank firing. GV explosions on hillside. ROTA BLUE

    GOOD SCENES:

    SCU muzzle of Bofor gun firing pan down to shells being passed up by soldier. CU soldier fixing shells in Bofor gun. CU soldier fires Bofor. CU diver's helmet fixed on before he goes under to fix damage in block which is blocking harbour. LV diver going down steps into water, bows of merchant ship across narrow opening. CUTV diver submerging. STV and CU darkies pumping apparatus for diver.

    Military - Active
    Background: Scenes from the North African Campaign showing the progress made by the First and Eighth Armies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46X3JTAHEZC8O7EKQSWYEV843
    Media URN:
    VLVA46X3JTAHEZC8O7EKQSWYEV843
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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