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Title:INDIAN FORCES IN THE ATTACK; WESTERN DESERT OFFENSIVE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 225/5-7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Action in the Western Desert.
Description: Crashed Stuka plane with pilot's body burning under fuselage. Troops from the 8th Indian Brigade advance in the background with a Bren carrier. Close up of burning body.
Italian POW being escorted by patrol cars of the 12th Lancers in a dust storm. Column of Italian POWs moving past. Yorkshire gunners moving up into action. South Notts Hussars firing a 25 pounder gun at an enemy target.
German ammunition truck on fire after being bombed. A Junkers 87 B Stuka shot down. Intelligence Officer Captain P Townsend examining a pile of captured German matériel. Lieutenant General Frank Messervy, Lieutenant-Colonel Phyman and Major Richardson were captured but escaped; they appear in battle dress, having removed their badges of rank.