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Title:EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT CAIRO; (BATTLE BEFORE BATTLE) ROAD MAINTENANCE; PETROL IN TOBRUK! [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 220/6
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Troops stationed around Cairo, Egypt, take part in the celebrations.
African workmen repairing the main road from Alexandria to Tobruk.
Petrol being unloaded in Tobruk, Libya.
Description: 24 May 1942. Crowds and contingent of Royal Tank Regiment marching up to the saluting base. Royal Regiment of Artillery marching past. Saluting base with Royal Engineers in the foreground. Pipe band of Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Royal Army Medical Corps marching past. Nahas Pasha, Prime Minister of Egypt, taking the salute. Lieutenant General Stone. Royal Army Service Corps marching past. New Zealand Pipe Band. Nahas Pasha and General Stone. Officer Cadet Training Unit marching. RAF band. Sir Miles Lampson and Nahas Pasha speaking together. Members leave the rostrum. Other personnel present are Brigadier Crystall, Brigadier Tyrone and Air Commander Sanderson.
14 May 1942. Gravel being thrown on fresh tar. Turning of steamroller handle. Tar being squirted onto the road. South African boss in charge of the work gang. Transport rolling forward as the road is under repair.
19 May 1942. Petrol barge being unloaded by South African troops at Tobruk dockside. Petrol cases travelling over rollers.