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    Life in British Army and Royal Air Force camps prior to the invasion of Cyrenaica in Libya

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Eve of the Attack in Cyrenaica

    LIBYA: Tobruk:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. AND NAVAL PLANES. Maryland bombers on eve of attack in Cyrenaics.. on Operational flight.

    AUCHINLECK GENERAL. SIR CLAUDE W.General Wavell in Western Desert

    BOMBS leaving plane over desert good

    CLOUDS Clouds over Desert ominous

    FISH, Fishing Rods, Fishing nets etc. Troops fishing in Western Desert while off duty

    MILITARY BRITISH. Eve of the attack in Cyrenaica..Tailor & blacksmith at work in Desert..fishing while off duty..cook waiting for the catch..home-made desert water distillery..troops collecting water from the sea..Pilots & officers share the same mess..Mediterranean Fleet co-operators..Gen.Sir C.Auchinleck w. Gen. Wavell..Maryland bombers on operational flight.

    NAVAL. Mediterranean Fleet co-operators w. army in Western Desert

    SAND AND SANDSTORMS. Sandstorm in desert ominous clouds

    SILHOUETTE. Tin hatted soldier in Dessert

    WATER Home-made water distillery in Western Desert .. troops getting sea-water .. filling tins etc.

    WAVELL, General W.General Auchinweck in Western Desert

    Tobruq, Wellington twin-engine bombers, Spitfire fighter airplane, aircraft, sandstorm, Field Marshall Archibald Wavell, Field Marshall Sir Claude Auchinleck, Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, General Sir Alan Cunningham, Air Vice Marshall Cunningham, Mediterranean Fleet, Eighth Army, garrison, Matilda tanks, armoured cars, offensive
    Background: Life in British Army and Royal Air Force camps prior to the invasion of Cyrenaica in Libya

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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