• Short Summary

    Good footage of the 8th Army advancing across the desert and US troops land in Africa.

  • Description

    Titles read: "ROMMEL GOES WEST".

    Middle East.

    Dawn shots of tanks of the 8th Army preparing for their move forward to Benghazi. M/S of infantry on foot following up across the desert. Tanks and field guns in action when some resistance is met.

    Desert littered with burning trucks and tanks, all remains of the retreating Afrika Korps. Lines of Italian prisoners are brought in. Nazis of the 21st Panzer Division are searched.

    Men of a Scottish regiment (51st Highland Division?) move across the desert towards Tripoli. Followed by tanks travelling through the desert mud.

    C/U of map of North Africa showing the north west area of the continent. Various shots of a massive convoy of American troopships with British warships in escort as they near the coast of North West Africa. High angle view of American soldiers on a ship - they wave and give the 'V for victory' sign. Shot taken from the deck shows a rainbow in the sky. The landing craft come ashore carrying the men and supplies. They are the follow-up to a night landing by the Commandoes just west of Oran. Locals help the troops to unload supplies.

    Aerial views of Tunis.

    Library shot of General Dwight Eisenhower, American Commander in Chief in Europe, sitting at a desk in his office.

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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:
    01:50:27:00 / 01:54:48:00

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