• Short Summary

    First pictures of Prime Minister's visit to Eighth Army. Meetings with Field Marshal Smuts and?

  • Description

    EGYPT: Western Desert:
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    Plane just arrived in desert / Man saluting Winston Churchill (British wartime Prime Minister) / Churchill pointing and raises hat to camera as past

    Churchill walking through lines of South African soldiers / 'ALAMEIN' sign / Soldier setting fuses on shells / 4.5 gun fires / gun being loaded / Churchill pan to gun crew / Churchill working gun / GVs showing Quatara Depression / foot stepping into marsh / GV showing barbed wire and skull and crossbones sign 'MINES KEEP OUT' / concealed gun position / Australian soldiers cheering as Churchill's car passes / Churchill walking past Aussies / Churchill into mess of RAF tent for lunch

    Churchill at table / Churchill drinking glass of beer / Wavell arrives standing by plane / Wavell talking to Air Chief Marshal Tedder / Indians lined up / Indian armoured cars lined up / Wavell shaking hands with Indian / Churchill and General Smutts seated in garden of British Embassy / Churchill talking to and holding baby / Air Chief Marshal Sir Ted A. Tedder, Gen Sir Alan Brooke and Admiral Harwood, Churchill and others walking across gardens
    Background: First pictures of Prime Minister's visit to Eighth Army. Meetings with Field Marshal Smuts and Admiral Harwood precede departure for Moscow.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE94WY7CU2JD4BTT2XBK20KLMC
    Media URN:
    VLVAE94WY7CU2JD4BTT2XBK20KLMC
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    DEFENCE / EGYPT: World War 2: Winston Churchill visits Eighth Army

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