• Short Summary

    Men in the Western Desert take a shower and Major General Campbell is awarded the VC.

  • Description

    Titles read: "NEWSBRIEFS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST".

    Nice shots of soldiers using the Mobile Bath Unit that visits troops in areas of "the forward Western Desert" where water is strictly rationed. The servicemen make their way to a group of tents, undress and go inside. While they take communal showers, worked by men operating pumps outside, their clothes are hung up in "the disinfecter" (looks like a large oven). The men dry themselves with clean towels and their fumigated clothes are handed back to them.

    In Cairo, we see a brief shots of a special parade where General Sir Claude Auchinleck pins the ribbon of the Victoria Cross on the tunic of Major General John Campbell. Commentator explains that in the thick of tank battles around Sidi Rezegh, General Campbell won the award for conspicuous gallantry.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1320.02
    Media URN:
    43699
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:32:00 / 01:04:38:00
    Canister:
    42/20

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