• Short Summary

    British and Australian troops move further into Libya, taking Tobruk and more Italian POWs.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Further and further into Libya".

    North Africa.

    Various shots of British soldiers firing heavy artillery into the desert. L/S of tanks driving across desert.

    Various shots of burnt out Italian aircraft on desert at El Adem aerodrome. Various shots of workshops full of machines that have been abandoned as the Italians retreat.

    L/S of British and Australian soldiers and convoys of army vehicles crossing the desert. Point of view shot from army truck driving into Naval base of Tobruk. Various shots of stores and dumps set alight by fleeing Italians.

    Various shots of abandoned town of Tobruk, Italian naval officers stand outside buildings waiting to surrender to Allied troops. Various shots of groups of well-dressed Italian ex-pat women holding bundles of belongings (they look reasonably happy). Various shots of British and Aussie troops rounding up Italian prisoners of war. The POWs also look fairly happy.

    Note: mute neg stops at 01:44:06, sound track continues.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1069.33
    Media URN:
    37797
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1941
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:26:00 / 01:44:15:00
    Canister:
    41/13

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