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Title:SUPPLY AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED DURING A PUSH [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 234/7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Shots of the Eighth Army in the Western Desert requested by Major Macdonald to illustrate the difficulties of supplying an army in the field.
Description: Panning shot along a long line of 15-cwt trucks. The trucks on the move. Reverse angle of the trucks. Sign for 'Western Desert'. A soldier watches the traffic congestion. A Matilda tank on a conveyor.
Long shot of a traffic accident caused by the driver of an anti-tank portee falling asleep through fatigue and running into a heavy AEC lorry. The overturned lorry. Kit and baggage scattered on the ground. A mechanic taking the wheel off the portee. The overturned lorry, with men gathered around it. A mechanic unscrewing a bolt. Close up of the wheel rotating. Panning shot of a new Crusader tank in the desert. Two pounder anti-tank guns and portees.
Forward tracking shot along the roadway showing light trucks. Backward tracking shot. Close up of driver in cabin of lorry. Trucks passing a tank. Traffic seen in the driving mirror of lorry. Lorries on the move. A CMP (military policeman) directing traffic.