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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Various incidents in the attack by the 6th New Zealand Brigade on the German strongpoint El Mireir.
Description: Tanks going in at dawn. Tanks under shell fire. 25 pounders firing. Vehicles burning on the horizon. Maoris of the 28th Maori Battalion dig in and prepare for a counter attack. Grant tanks moving to attack the El Mireir depression. The Brigade is divebombed and ambulances drive off to pick up the wounded. The 26th Battalion Regimental Aid Post treats the casualties. Private Flewellen of the 26th New Zealand Battalion has a splinter removed from his cheek. Two knocked out Grant tanks, one received a direct hit from a bomb. A pilot bales out of a shot-down Hurricane. He is Pilot Officer D J Hall from Los Angeles and is uninjured. He has lunch with Brigadier H K Kippenburger, Commander of the 5th New Zealand Brigade. War graves. Crusader tank going out on a reconnaissance mission.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Morris, R H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Kippenberger, Howard Karl (person)
New Zealand Army, 5th New Zealand Brigade, 28th (Maori) Battalion (regiment/service)
New Zealand Army, 6th New Zealand Brigade, 26th New Zealand Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Mireir, Egypt (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)