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Title:THE NEW ZEALAND ADVANCE; ITALIAN DEBRIS AFTER BATTLE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 239/1-2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Debris after a New Zealand attack on an Italian strongpoint, south of El Alamein.
Description: AYY 239/1. 13 July 1942. 8mm guns and wrecked tanks in the desert. Knocked out 105mm guns. Italian equipment and ammunition. A photographer takes a photograph of shells. Three of the men of the New Zealand artillery who helped to attack the strongpoint: Gunner P H Sceats from Gisborne, Gunner H A Garking from Wanganui and Gunner J T Rhodes from Wellington. Close up of Gunner Sceats.
AYY 239/2. 14 July 1942. Dead Italian soldiers laying on the ground. Close up of bodies. Advancing tanks. 4.5-inch guns of the 64th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, fire at the enemy. Close-up of a gun being loaded by means of a cradle. Gun firing, flash and recoil.