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  • Short Summary

    Good shots of British troops and an Australian air ambulance in the Western Desert.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Western Desert, Africa.

    Various shots, vans carrying British troops and bren gun carriers entering compound through gap in long barbed wire fence. Soldiers sit around tank drinking tea. More bren gun carriers drive in.

    MS of group of officers studying maps.

    Various shots of Bren gun carriers advancing across desert.

    Shots of artillery battery in action. Large guns firing. Radio operators and range finders give bearings to guns. CU of men checking ranges and shouting orders through megaphone.

    An four engined bi-plane marked up with a red cross as an ambulance plane flies overhead. Shots of plane taxiing and ambulance meeting it. CU Red Cross sign and "No 1 Air Ambulance Unit RAAF". (R.A.A.F. - Royal Australian Air Force). Good interior shots of plane with wounded men on stretchers inside plane. Shots of draws of medical equipment. Man off loaded from plane.

    Various CUs panning shots with convoy of armoured cars.

    Various shots convoy in desert, mainly lorries.

    Various shots of troops with fixed bayonets, advance through smoke screen (useful shots).

    N.B. Some shots are slightly scratched.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:05:36:00
    UN 171 A

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