• Short Summary

    Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood reports from desert.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TRIPOLI AND BEYOND - PATHE CAMERAMAN WITH THE EIGHTH ARMY".

    Tripoli, Libya.

    Several shots of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery outside his desert caravan talking to Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood. Close up shot of a sign reading "Turn Left for Tripoli". Trucks arriving in Tripoli on 23rd January 1943. Ground to air shots of formation of Spitfires flying over. Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood laying on his back in desert while filming aircraft. Various shots of the pilots coming in after raid and having tea and smoke. Various shots of sappers with mine detectors in desert, they find one mine and disable it. Stack of mines after they are made safe. Truck moving over cleared path. Terry Ashwood filming in the desert. Various shots of large tanks and infantry advancing across desert under fire. Barrage of 25 pounder guns in action. Various shots of the infantry advancing and taking some German prisoners. Various shots of night barrage in desert. Various shots of Terry Ashwood seated near a truck typing out the contents sheet that will accompany his film. He hands it to a courier on motorcycle and currier hands it to an aircraft pilot.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1075.05
    Media URN:
    37900
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:17:00 / 01:08:15:00
    Canister:
    43/8

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