• Short Summary

    The navy and R.A.F. fight in Libya, and allied soldiers collect equipment left by the Germans.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Litter in Libya.

    M/S as the camera pans across German and Italian equipment left in retreat, they include books, boxes, guns, hand grenades and chess pieces. Two Indian soldiers hold up nazi flag with holes in it. M/S of another looking at big biscuit. One allied soldier looks at picture of Adolf Hitler and laughs. Another looks at a gun, others examine naval guns and trucks. Prisoners of war get into the trucks. They walk along at a station in Cairo and through the streets to concentration camps.

    Various shots of the royal naval fleet in the waters off Libya. M/S as an airman puts his boots and jacket on. The camera pans across bombs which are then loaded onto the planes. An Australian squadron leader gets into his plane. An Australian observer climbs up to his pilot in the cockpit to show him a telegram telling him he is now the father of twin boys back home, they laugh and shake hands as the pilot congratulates him. The aeroplanes taxi and take off. The Blenheims and Marylands fly with a fighter escort of Tomahawks. Various air to air shots of the planes. Aerial shots of bombs being dropped. Good silhouette of a group of soldiers at night standing by a big gun. M/S as plane taxis on airfield.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:27:00 / 01:58:54:00

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