• Short Summary

    Empire army advances through Africa to recapture Ethiopian towns, prisoners march, Italians surrender to British officers, entering the city of Asmara, greetings from civilians, rescue of British prisoners, wreck of Italian aerodrome

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Fall of Asmara and Massawa

    AFRICA: Ethiopia:
    EXT

    ASMARA British troops & Indian infantry advancing on.. engineers clear road..ammunition & guns left by Italians..Conference w.British & Italian generals Scottish Regiment w.Piper march thro' silent streets..blocks on road etc.


    INDIA. Indian infantry advances on Asmara


    MASSAWA Instructions for attack given w.aid of map in sand..car enters w. white flag..Italian envoy returns blindfolded..crashed munition lorry on road..Admiral Benetti in charge of defence..destruction caused in harbour.


    MILITARY BRITISH. British forces push on to Asmara & Massawa.. engineers clear road..prisoners..Indian infantry advancing..ammunition & guns left by Italians..Italian Generals & Bishop of Asmara w. Brig. Gen. make arrangements to surrender..Scottish Regiment w. Piper march thro' silent streets..natives write notice of welcome..prisoners released by Empire troops...instructors for attack on Massawa given w. aid of map in sand... w. white flag..destruction caused in harbour..crashed ammunition lorry..Admiral Benetti in charge of defence


    PRISONERS OF WAR Italian prisoners taken during capture of Asmara and Massawa


    Ethiopia; Military - Active

    World War II, World War Two, WW II, World War II, Second World War, soldiers, troops, guns, cannon, prisoners, officers, Italians, civilians, regiment, piper, motorcycle, military vehicles, African, Africans, tunnel, Empire troops, roadblocks, Bishop of Asmara, Brigadier General, Scottish regiment, Allies, Allied Forces, Eritrea, General Sir William Platt
    Background: Empire army advances through Africa to recapture Ethiopian towns, prisoners march, Italians surrender to British officers, entering the city of Asmara, greetings from civilians, rescue of British prisoners, wreck of Italian aerodrome

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEQ9KXHZQHMHQ386WIIGEAS05I
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQ9KXHZQHMHQ386WIIGEAS05I
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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