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Title:SOLLUM AND SURRENDER OF HALFAYA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 185
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: OC Transvaal Scottish and his Adjutant watching the Battle of Sollum from Egyptian barracks. Surrender of Halfaya Pass on 17 Jan. General de Villiers and his staff receives Italian General de Georg who arrives in a car flying white flag. Major Bach guides sappers through minefields into Halfaya. German prisoners are searched. Released British prisoners talking to officers and eating and drinking. Wounded British prisoners put into ambulances, padre helping. Captured French 155mm gun. Wrecked German car and stone dugouts. Strong points guarding Halfaya near the sea. Fig Tree Wells, the capture of which (by the Transvaal Scottish) forced the surrender of Halfaya.