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Title:COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF IN WAR ROOM; GREEK 1ST INDEPENDENT BRIGADE IN EGYPT; HRH EMIR MANSOUR BIN SAUD'S TOUR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 209/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: 24 Mar. 1942. The War Council members: the Commanders-in-Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force (Auchinleck, Cunningham and Tedder?) and Sir Walter Monckton around a map table in the War Room. British officers in Middle Eastern robes on the deck of a ship. The officers imitating Muslim prayer on the deck.
16 Mar. 1942. Greek 1st Independent Brigade training at Cairo with Bren carriers.
27 Mar. 1942. HRH Emir Mansour bin Saud returns to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia after his tour. Crowds greet him and the Governor of Jeddah makes a speech. HRH inspects a Guard of Honour of the Coldstream and Scots Guards. He meets the Governor of Suez and Vice Admiral Halifax. He meets Captain Barry who is in charge of the party accompanying him on his return journey, which includes Captain Uniacke, Dr Midhat and Lieutenant M Diab, from the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth. He boards the Admiral's launch which takes him to the troopship Princess Kathleen. He returns to the palace.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Fox, D S (Production individual)
Smith, Dennis M. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Morris (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Crapper, G (Production individual)