• Short Summary

    Latest report from Tunisian front.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE TUNISIA FRONT".

    Tunisia.

    Various shots of supply lorries going back and fort along desert road prior to the battle of the Mareth Line. Various shots at R.A.S.C. (Royal Army Service Corps) depot ammunition and petrol are loaded onto trucks. At the NAAFI (Navy Army and Air Force Institute) store, bottles of whisky and chocolates are made ready for the troops. Various shots of light artillery in action. Ground to air shots of Boston planes returning after bombing the Mareth Line. Line of Valentine tanks firing at enemy. Various shots of Royal Engineers sweeping and removing mines during advance. Various shots of the tanks moving across desert and the infantry men hop on them for a lift. Near Medinine, several shots of a troop of Gurkhas during bayonet charge brandishing their kukris. Ground to air shots of German Stukas avoiding flak. Several shots of two sappers putting explosive into a German Mark 4 tank - the tank blows up. Various shots of a concrete outpost of the Mareth Line near Foum Tathouine - now deserted from the Germans. Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery inspecting a detachment of Gurkhas.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1077.25
    Media URN:
    37953
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:51:00 / 01:49:24:00
    Canister:
    43/27

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