• Short Summary

    The latest news from Tunisia - Allies beating Germans in the desert.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "TUNISIAN NEWS".


    Various shots of mass of Axis prisoners marching across desert. Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery talking to New Zealanders and troops who took part in the capture of the Mareth Line. Various shots of the tanks and infantry entering El Hamma. As the Sherman tanks pass through, the inhabitants wave and salute. Several shots of the carnage in the desert of what remains of the German Afrika Korps. British trucks roll past. Various shots of the meeting between General Dwight Eisenhower Commander-in-Chief of American Army and General Bernard Montgomery, Commander-in-Chief of British Army, at Monty's Field H.Q. Various shots of the Highland pipe band leading the troops on the entry into Gabes - 51st Highland Division. Various shots of supplies coming ashore at beach, ammunition cases loaded onto lorry. Various shots of the trucks and tanks moving across desert pushing the German army further back. Several shots of the Gafsa-Gabes road as the tanks open fire. Mortar fire falls around very close. During the advance the British catch a German field ambulance and take care of the injured. Good shot of British soldier giving German prisoner a drink of water while cradling him in his arms. Various shots of the prisoners rounded up, some shots showing how badly clothed they are. Queues of prisoners moving across the desert. Various air to air shots of Marauder bombers in formation moving low over desert and water towards their targets. Several excellent shots of desert night barrage during the attack on Akarit. Several shots showing the moment of link up between the British and American soldiers in the desert. They greet each other warmly and swop cigarettes and helmets. Close up shot of a handshake.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:46:00 / 01:32:50:00

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