• Short Summary

    British Army and Commonwealth units defeat Italian Royal Army units at Gallabat and take Sidi Barrani during WWII action in African campaign

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Britain Smashes Ahead in the Desert

    AFRICA: Various:
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    ESSEX REGIMENT Advancing on Fort Gallabat inc.. Few troops keep watch on Italian position in Metemma.

    GALLABAT BATTLE OF Victory of General Wavell's Army.. inc..artillery and bombing smashing the defences. Indian infantry move up at dawn..Essex Reg. advancing on the fort.. R.A. howitzers in action..general view of Fort.. General Slim in charge of operations.. etc. General Wilson good CU from Lib.


    MILITARY. BRITISH Empire Troops capture Gallabat


    SLIM Maj-Gen In charge of operations at Gallabat


    TANKS Tanks advancing in Desert


    WAVELL, General C.U. WITH WILSON


    WILSON, General SIR HENRY MAITLAND (C in C British Troops in Egypt) with General Wavell at Sidi Barrani


    Military - Active; Egypt

    Abyssinia, Abyssinian, Ethiopia, victory, army, troops, soldiers, Egypt, Egyptian, sand, Field Marshal Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, armour, armoured, tank, tanks, Field Marshal Henry Maitland Wilson, 1st Baron Wilson, Field Marshal William Joseph "Bill"[1] Slim, 1st Viscount Slim,
    Background: British Army and Commonwealth units defeat Italian Royal Army units at Gallabat and take Sidi Barrani during WWII action in African campaign

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA87SE0KJ1MGM1B5FSHDI34NTD
    Media URN:
    VLVA87SE0KJ1MGM1B5FSHDI34NTD
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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