• Short Summary

    Footage of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army fighting from 10th June to 30th June 1942 in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign / Battle of Gazala) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Middle East Front Libya June 10th - 30th

    NORTH AFRICA / LIBYA (?)
    EXT
    AEROPLANES GERMAN. blazing german plane in desert

    ARMOURED CARS. Indian armoured car unit captures German in Western Desert

    CLIFFORD, Alex. (Press Correspondent). Press Correspondent w.Mjr.Gen. Pinaar in Desert

    FLAGS. French Foreign Legion flag at Bir Hackim

    FRANCE. French Legionaires charge in W.Desert & evacuate Bir Hackim

    INDIA. Indian armoured car patrol captures German & car & retreat in Sollum area

    LORRIES. Long columns evacuate to Mersa Matruh..block roads..aircraft escort..blazing German truck w.dead driver on ground

    MERSA MATRUH. 8th Army w.trucks, tanks, bren carriers retreats to

    MOORHEAD, Alan (Press Correspondent). W. Mjr. Gen. Pinaar in Western Desert

    DIMBLEBY, Richard (BBC Correspondent) in Western Desert

    PINAAR, Major General (South African). W.War Press Correspondents in W.Desert

    RED CROSS. Convoy of Red Cross lorries in desert V.G.

    SOUTH AFRICA. Mjr. Gen.Pinaar w.Press Correspondents in W.Desert..S.African & Indian Units retreat from Sollum

    TANKS. Tank crew broadcasts from Desert..also Grant tanks retreat from Sollum area

    TOBRUK. Middle East Front - Libya June 10th - 30th.

    WIRELESS Tank crew & Dimbleby broadcast from desert

    Military - Active, Western Desert, soldiers, troops, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC men), casualties, first aid posts, Allied forces, tanks, Eighth army, retreat, WW2, Second World War, French Foreign Legion
    Background: Footage of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army fighting from 10th June to 30th June 1942 in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign / Battle of Gazala) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB4EHNUUKU3JCO4OQRI0787AKM
    Media URN:
    VLVAB4EHNUUKU3JCO4OQRI0787AKM
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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