Item showing the British army advancing through Libya and rounding up Axis prisoners.
Titles read: "LIBYA OFFENSIVE - CONTINUED".
Libya, North Africa.
L/S of low level bombing raid by German planes near Bardia. Various shots at a desert airport showing the wrecks of Nazi aircraft.
General view of Tobruk Harbour with sunken ships in the foreground. Numerous captured Italian field guns are lined up. Italian prisoners are searched and then given food. They sit looking dejected in barbed wire pens.
After a desert rainstorm army camps and tents are flooded. Several shots of soldiers trying to rescue belongings and crockery. C/U of Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood cleaning his camera.
M/S of Italian prisoners at work repairing the desert road. Various shots of Indian troops entering Derna. They search houses for any remaining enemy soldiers. Several shots of German and Italian wrecked planes on Derna aerodrome.
Various shots of wounded British soldiers in the captured Italian hospital. More shots of wrecked German equipment as we advance across the desert. Indian troops march into Berta. Several shots of long lines of German and Italian prisoners of war. Commentator says "North Africa won't be clean until the whole tribes of Huns and Wops have been driven out - or better, wiped out!"
Note: this item is quite badly scratched.