• Short Summary

    Footage of the defeat of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Middle East Front: We have lost the Battle of Libya, but we release these pictures because we know you have the courage to look at them - our soldiers went through hell for you - and all they ask in return is - confidence!

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    AEROPLANES R.A.F. & NAVAL PLANES. South African Air Force Bostons over enemy territory in Libya...dead bodies of soldiers lying on ground

    MILITARY BRITISH. Scenes in Libya before its fall..more prisoners..Bostons over battle area..fighting in sandstorm

    PRISONERS OF WAR. More prisoners taken in Western Desert before the fall of Libya

    SAND AND SANDSTORMS. Fighting in Western Desert during sandstorm

    SLATE INFORMATION: Our soldiers went through hell for you - and all they ask in return is - confidence!

    Period Attitudes; Military - Active; Media, Second World War, WWII, tanks, troops
    Background: Footage of the defeat of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6HGDU5LEXQDR4F93VB9P0O90K
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HGDU5LEXQDR4F93VB9P0O90K
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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