Footage of the Eighth Army's advance into Benghazi
TO BENGHAZI AND BEYOND (FIRST PICTURES) Graphic film report of last stages of Eighth Army's advance. Pictures include occupation of Benghazi.
GV Grant tanks and crews along road enroute to Derna passing outline of Benghazi Bulge. LV Grant tanks and crews along road entering Derna. SV pan Grant tank with crew past camera. GV pan badly wrecked bridge leading into Derna. SV R.E.'s repairing crater in road. LV R.E.'s repairing crater in road. SV R.E.'s with pneumatic drill. CU foot and pneumatic drill working.
Barce, Africa: GBV Grant tanks and lorry entering Barce past wrecked lorry. GV angle shot White Flag flying over building. SV White Flag flying over building. CU Grant tank with crew, soldier gives thumb's up sign, past natives on street of Barce. CU old native male type. SV armoured car with two soldiers, pulling gun. SV Union Jack flying over Duce building. SV crowd of local native inhabitants cheering, unscarred building behind. LV two tanks with crews entering main square of Barce, lorries and building in background. CU "V" sign on building pan down to Nazi flag lying on ground. GTV guns and tanks and lorries in main square of Barce pan to men brewing tea on pavement. SV men brewing up tea on pavement on improvised stove, tank and lorry in background. LV two men frying eggs in pan. STV Fried eggs sizzling in pan. SV four soldiers chatting with local kids. CU side view native kids. LV Natives talking to soldier in Jeep car. SV natives talking to soldier in Jeep car. SV British sailor arguing the toss with old woman at side of road. CU side view woman type gesticulating pan to sailor.
Benghazi, Africa: GV Benghazi and column of smoke in centre of town, small type of boat on water in f-d. GV column of smoke in background and Grant tanks passing camera.
Benghazi, Libya, Africa: LBV two tanks thru archway into town. LV thick black smoke belching from roadway. LV armoured car with group of natives round, black smoke in background. SV Colonel in, armoured car past camera and scarred buildings pan to BV. LBV tanks and vehicles along road into town of Benghazi. SV Colonel in turret of tank looking round, bombed building in b-d. GV burning merchant ships in Benghazi harbour. CU pan burning merchant ship. GV burning merchant ship pan to bow of another ship under water. SV bow of ship sticking out of water and smoking. GV wrecked ship laying in shallow water.
Military - Active; Libya; Occupied Countries; World War II; Second World War; North African Campaign
Background: Footage of the Eighth Army's advance into Benghazi