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  • Short Summary

    Good footage of LRDG unit in action in the desert.

  • Description

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

    Titles read: "E-Boats of the desert".

    Various shots taken while on patrol with an Indian Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Unit. A German column is spotted from a vantage point in the in the desert which they open up on and disperse. Good shots of the group firing artillery pieces and mortars.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1815.15
    Media URN:
    60683
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:00:00 / 01:51:53:00
    Canister:
    UN 325 D

Comments (1)

  1. davidimhs says

    This film clip is NOT of the Indian Long Range Desert Group. It is of another Indian Army formation, the Guides Cavalry which was only in the North African desert campaign June to September 1942. When the film is watched closely an officer wears the Guides badge and some think a shoulder badge does too.

    There was an Indian Army unit that joined the Long Range Desert Group, this was the Indian Long Range Squadron (ILRS), in the North African campaign. They did not use the vehicles shown, Marmon-Harrington armoured cars and two pounder guns on a portee,

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