• Short Summary

    Scenes from the North African front including footage of RAF Spitfires taking off, British machine-gunners, German prisoners and a British transport ship on fire in the harbour.

  • Description

    NEW RAF SQUADRONS REACH NORTH AFRICA Spitfire squadrons arrive to help First Army in struggle for Tunisia. Two vessels bombed off African coast show stiff enemy resistance put up at some points.

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    GV Spitfires on Bone 'drome. LBV Spitfire with RAF markings, taxiing past another Spitfire with prop. turning. GV men of RAF Regt. sitting round H.Q. SV men of RAF Regt. sitting round H.Q. Semi side view Randolph Churchill talking with Wing Commander Hugo. CU side view Churchill. LV RAG Regt. manning guns on lorry. CU side view RAF type looking thru sights "RAF Regt." and RAF insignias on arm. Semi side view airman manning gun, LV wireless direction finder caravan. SV group captain and W.T. officer watching planes taxies towards and past camera with other planes in b-d. LV towards and pan Spitfire takes off with RAF markings.

    LV truck load of French Zouaves - prisoners, and four U.S. soldiers standing by. SV four smiling types of French Zouaves in truck. SV American soldier gives French Zouave a light. LV pan German prisoners walking to lorries. SV prisoner climbing into lorry. SV U.S. guard with tommygun pan to prisoners in lorries. SV women shaking hands with prisoners in lorry. GV from ship of six landing craft entering Bougie harbour. LV troops disembarking from landing craft onto quayside, two merchant ships in background. SV troops disembarking from landing craft, two liners in background. SV pan large group of British tommies on quayside. GV tracer shells being fired from ship in harbour. Shot of tracer shells being fired at enemy plane. GV tracer shells from ship in harbour. Shot tracer shells going up. LV British transport ship burning, flames can be seen from bow and stern of ship. GV British ship burning and destroyer can be seen signalling in foreground. GBV stern of another transport ship burning. GV ship burning. GV explosion on burning ship. GV pan burning ships.

    GV pan across water showing modern buildings of Bougie. GV pan and LV pan across water showing buildings and mountains in background.
    Background: Scenes from the North African front including footage of RAF Spitfires taking off, British machine-gunners, German prisoners and a British transport ship on fire in the harbour.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEJVESCEM07L3IKW49A5KX3Z7
    Media URN:
    VLVAEJVESCEM07L3IKW49A5KX3Z7
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1942
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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