• Short Summary

    German and Italian prisoners are rounded up during the fall of Bardia in Libya.

  • Description

    Titles read: "THE FALL OF BARDIA".

    Bardia, Libya.

    Various shots of German prisoners being rounded up in Bardia. M/S of a building with 'Capuzzo' (looks like Capuzzi, as part of the letters have been destroyed by shells) written on the side of it. Several shots of Imperial troops leaving Fort Capuzzi in trucks and en route to Bardia, passing German cemetery. Troops searching buildings for any stragglers. Tanks advance across the desert to engage the enemy and start firing. Italian and German troops surrender; some are wounded.

    German General Schmidt agrees to terms of surrender with General De Villiers and is driven off in a battered car. More German prisoners; some were rounded up by a single Polish officer with a handgun. Liberated British prisoners dance together in the road to the music from a windup gramophone player. Long lines of prisoners march along the desert roads; a rainbow is seen in background of one shot.

    Item is quite out of synch - will need readjusting if commentary is required.

    Note: footage was shot by Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood who later became a producer at British Pathe.

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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:
    01:18:43:00 / 01:23:02:00

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