• Short Summary

    Allied forces advance across Western desert, Italian and Libyan POWs march in desert.

  • Description

    Title reads: "The War in Libya - Latest".


    Imperial Army of the Nile continued its brilliant advances across the Western desert.

    M/S of a soldier on guard silhouetted against a morning sky. Various shots of Australian tanks and army vehicles driving through sand storm in desert. Various shots of soldiers standing by vehicles, some wear goggles to protect themselves from swirling clouds of dust.

    Various shots of Australian soldiers examining remaining ruins of Grazziani's fortress. M/S of a Gladiator aeroplane silhouetted against an evening sky. Various shots of Australians loading bullets and bombs aboard the Gladiator. L/S of plane taking off from desert. L/S of plane flying across cloudy sky.

    Panning shot of abandoned Italian tanks. Panning shot of piles of rifles, guns, crates of ammunition and other war equipment that was left when the Italians retreated. Spacing. M/S of soldiers examining an abandoned car, riddled with bullet holes.

    Various shots of captured Libyan troops who have been fighting for Italians. They huddle together, they are given food and cigarettes by their British guards. They are hungry and ragged looking, they clamour for food. Various shots of crowds of Italian Prisoners of War being marched along desert road. M/S of British guards marching past their prisoners with fixed bayonets, the whole scene is in silhouette. C/U of the Italian monument at Sidi Barrani, Egypt.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:19:00 / 01:29:34:00

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