• Short Summary

    British army prepare for Battle of El Alamein and move to next positions.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'ALL ROADS TO EL ALAMEIN'.

    Libya, North Africa.

    Various shots of bulldozers at work pushing sand during the fortification of the El Alamein line. C/U of map of El Alamein area. Men and their trucks coming back towards El Alamein after fighting their way through enemy lines. These are men of the gallant 50th Division.

    C/U of General Sir Claude Auchinleck eating in Mess. Auchinleck comes out into desert camp. Men of the 8th Army under his command, busy at work preparing for the German advance. They make barricades and camouflage nets.

    Various shots of British supply column moving along desert road to take up another position ready for the battle of El Alamein. RAF Lysander aircraft buzz over the convoy to keep guard. Steam train pulling wagons is seen moving along in the background of final shot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2366.19
    Media URN:
    75952
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    13/07/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:40:00 / 01:34:08:00
    Canister:
    42/56

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