• Short Summary

    Three French newsreels show the Free French Army in the desert.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - date and locations unclear or unknown.

    French commentary throughout.

    Titles read: "DOCUMENTS - presentes par LES SERVICES D'INFORMATION DE LA FRANCE LIBRE - Document No 21 - AU DESERT - LE PROBLEME DE L'EAU".

    Various shots illustrate the difficulty of supplying water to desert troops. Various shots of water tanks on trucks being filled and driven around to different camps to deliver water to units of the Free French army. Anti-aircraft guns provide protection for the trucks.

    Title reads: "Document No 22 - LA RECUPERATION DU MATERIEL PRIS A L'ENNEMI".

    Several shots show Free French army recovering, repairing and repainting abandoned German trucks in the desert.

    Title reads: "Document No 20 - UN GROUPE DE BOMBARDEMENT DES FORCES FRANCAISES LIBRES EN LIBYE".

    Various shots of the Free French army in Libya. They display captured Nazi medals and flags. Air crews and pilots are taken to their planes in trucks, load bombs and take off. Several shots of French Blenheim Bombers in action, dropping bombs on ground targets.

    Final title reads: "FIN" over cross the Free French (France Libre).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1959.01
    Media URN:
    61687
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:09:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:13:00 / 01:10:00:00
    Canister:
    UN 850 A

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