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Title:ITALIAN PRISONERS, NORTH AFRICA; DESTROYED EQUIPMENT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 86-3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Action at Nibeiwa and the capture of Sidi Barrani. Italian or Libyan prisoners at Tummar, Egypt. Soldier with two prisoners, one is drinking from a tin cup. Cigarettes and biscuits given out to prisoners. Some prisoners drink from tin cans. Close up of their feet - most are in sandals, some have bare feet. Men sorting ammunition. Aircraft being re-armed with ammunition. Crowds of prisoners walking across the desert. Tanks and armoured vehicles move off. Battle debris. British soldiers laughing beside surviving Italian stone monument commemorating the liberation of Libya from Egypt, dated 20 November 1940. Bombed buildings. One shot shows the British Army Film Unit car destroyed near Sidi Barrani by an Italian bomb. (This destroyed the film and therefore films AYY 86 are films given by the Australian Film Unit, stationed nearby.)