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Title:MOVE OF 50 DIVISION THROUGH ENEMY LINES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 234/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes at a Military Police Report Post at 151st Infantry Brigade, Bir el Thalata, including arrivals from 50th Division who have made their way through enemy lines from Gazala.
Description: A barrage in the distance. A sign reads 'Report Centre 58'. A truck of the 8th Durham Light Infantry is stopped by a policeman and pulls in. The policeman takes details from the driver and writes notes. Close up of the policeman. Men waving at the camera from the truck. Lance Corporal J W Phillips from Birmingham has his first shave for a week. Italian prisoners of war lying on the ground. Other POWs are brought in in a German Volkswagen. Company Sergeant Major Mowforts from Hull in a Volkswagen. A soldier from the Durham Light Infantry has a haircut. Close up of soldier having his hair cut. A Bren carrier platoon of 7th Green Howards. Men working on various repairs. Close up of man preparing to remove a wheel. The wheel being taken off. The wheel being rolled away. Panning shot of men repairing their guns, including a Verey pistol, Tommy and Bren guns. Close up of two of the crew who are from Durham and Yorkshire.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Morris (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Windows, J C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 50th (Northumbrian) Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 151st Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 8th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Military Police (regiment/service)
British Army, Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), 7th Battalion (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bir el Thalatha, Egypt (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
North African Campaign 1942-1943 (event)