• Short Summary

    Tunis finally fell to the Allies on 7 May 1943 with the defeat of the remains of the German Fifth Panzer Army left guarding the city.

  • Description

    TUNISIA: Tunis:
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    Dome of Tunis Cathedral showing Cross of Lorraine on top
    Close up dome and Cross of Lorraine
    General Juin (Alphonse Juin - French General), General Barre (French Commander in Tunis) and General Jurion down steps of cathedral
    General Juin past camera and smiles
    Generals walking towards camera
    General Juin walking towards and into camera smiling
    General Juin with another Free French military officer walking into Residency
    General Henri Giraud (Commander-in-Chief of Free French Forces) talking to British military officer
    Close up British military officer
    Close up Giraud
    Girl in native costume reading something to General Giraud
    Party through streets
    Close up Giraud sitting in back of car
    French soldiers lined up holding flags
    Close up French soldiers lined up holding flags
    Back view General Giraud taking salute
    General Giraud and other French officers walking towards camera through streets - crowds on either side
    General Giraud and party walking through streets
    General Giraud and party walking through streets past soldiers line up
    Long shot Giraud and party through streets - tanks with crews lined up on side of road as they march past
    Close up two of tank crew - one of them salutes as Giraud and party march past
    General Giraud and party get into car and drive through streets - natives on horseback behind them past camera
    PAN crowd on side of road clapping and cheering as party drive through
    Giraud and military men standing to attention
    Troops of Algiers, Morocco, and Tunisia marching through streets
    Crowds on side of road clapping and cheering as troops march past
    Giraud and party taking salute as troops march past
    Troops marching past through streets
    General Juin and military officials
    British soldiers in shorts towards through streets
    Close up crowd clapping
    Back view armoured cars driving through streets - crowds on either side of road
    Close up crowd of small children making "V" sign
    Armoured cars through streets
    General Giraud looking on
    Background: Tunis finally fell to the Allies on 7 May 1943 with the defeat of the remains of the German Fifth Panzer Army left guarding the city. At midday on 20 May 1943, the Allies held a victory parade on the Avenue Marechal Gallieni and Avenue Jules Ferry to signal the end of fighting in North Africa.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA70X4K8XOJ2BMNBOPGZ57RLX5J
    Media URN:
    VLVA70X4K8XOJ2BMNBOPGZ57RLX5J
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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