• Short Summary

    British 8th army occupies Tripoli.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TRIPOLI".

    Tripoli, Libya.

    Various shots of the advanced section of British 8th Army being greeted by the locals when they roll into the outskirts of Tripoli. By the time the occupation forces reach the centre, Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery is among them. Union Jack being run up. Several shots of the army in the Piazza d'Italia, the main square in Tripoli, tanks line up. Various shots of General Montgomery receiving official surrender from the Vice Governor of Libya, the Prefect of Tripolitania and the Mayor of Tripoli. Several shots of Vice Governor Montgomery standing in his car and saluting on the official drive through Tripoli. He passes his own soldiers and the people of Tripoli. Various shots of men of the Gordon Highlanders and their pipe band parading through the city. Nice shot of Field Marshal Montgomery in beret.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1075.24
    Media URN:
    37918
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:25:00 / 01:40:35:00
    Canister:
    43/12

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