• Short Summary

    World War Two battle action, including Australian forces arriving in Palestine, Indians fighting in Egypt and gun battle in Europe on the Western Front.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Two empires on guard in the East

    PALESTINE:
    Troops from 2nd Australian Imperial Force marching along and in convoy of armoured lorries and column of military motorcycles through desert past small children watching.

    EGYPT:
    Members of Indian Army firing rifles in desert. Tank along in desert. Infantrymen defending hillside and shooting as enemy advances. General Maxime Weygand (Then Allied Commander in Middle East) along with another French officer and away in official car.

    LOCATION UNKNOWN
    Tanks and big guns in battlefield action in Europe and army at Maginot line including press photographer at work under fire from enemy artillery.
    Background: World War Two battle action, including Australian forces arriving in Palestine, Indians fighting in Egypt and gun battle in Europe on the Western Front.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6PNR5JU7CFICFVNUQY8GRCJON
    Media URN:
    VLVA6PNR5JU7CFICFVNUQY8GRCJON
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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