• Short Summary

    Montgomery liberates Sfax - Tunisia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FORGING AHEAD IN TUNISIA".

    Tunisia.

    Various shots of British mortar guns and tanks of the 1st Army in action in the Fondouk area.

    City of Kairouan. Close up sign 'Kairouan'. Various shots of the British tanks entering Kairouan. They are greeted by the inhabitants. Lines of German and Italian prisoners are marched out of the town. Various shots of a group of Jews who show how pleased they are by throwing down and treading the Star of David which they were forced to wear.

    Various shots of the 8th Army advancing in battle of Sfax. Various shots of the crowds gathered to cheer and wave flags as the 8th Army moves into Sfax. Trucks roll along the streets and the 51st Highland Pipe Band follows up. The crowds who are mainly French cheer wildly. A great close up shot of the two old ladies looking at Union Jack flying above their heads.

    Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery looking inside the B.19 plane which he got from General Eisenhower after a bet that he would take Sfax by April 15th. He did it by April 10th. Monty in Sfax being cheered by the liberated people.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1083.07
    Media URN:
    38050
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:24:00 / 01:15:12:00
    Canister:
    43/35

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