• Short Summary

    Halfaya in Egypt captured by Allied Forces; good shots of raid seen from Free French bomber.

  • Description

    Titles read: "FALL OF HALFAYA - FIRST PICTURES".

    Halfaya, Egypt.

    Various shots of South African signallers using a heliograph to signal across Sollum Bay. M/S of artillery firing on Sollum. British troops run through ruins and out marches lines of prisoners from Sollum. General view of Hellfire Pass. Various shots at a desert airfield, where men of the RAF and Free French forces are preparing a Free French bomber for takeoff. Bombs are loaded; one of the men hands the pilot a toy horse mascot to go in the cockpit before we see the plane taking off. Various shots of the bomber crew at work. Aerial shots of bombs falling and landing on desert targets. L/S of the bomber returning.

    Axis prisoners who have surrendered from Halfaya are searched before being herded into trucks. M/S of Head Nazi, Major Bach, who surrenders unconditionally to General de Villiers. Captured heavy gun. M/S of a man working hand water pump. M/S Major Bach with fellow prisoner General Schmidt. Commentator tells us that Major Bach turned out to be an Army Chaplain and not a staff officer.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1316.34
    Media URN:
    43630
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/02/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:19:00 / 02:00:39:00
    Canister:
    42/12

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