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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Military operation in Madagascar.
Description: 121 Force arrives on the quayside before dawn and meets Lieutenant-Colonel Alston-Roberts-West commanding the 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment and the wounded Chef de Battalion Martin of Majunga, who had been captured. A warship covers the shore battery. The landing is made and the first prisoners taken. The Union Jack is hoisted at Commandant d'Armes Headquarters. A French officer is made prisoner. Chef de Battalion Martin with a white flag. The flag of truce is driven around the town by a French officer. Troops are given a drink by welcoming French residents. A nurse. Bren carriers enter the town. The Royal Welch Fusiliers enter. A group outside the hospital. Brigadier F W Festing with Brigadier Lush, Chief Political Officer and Lieutenant-Colonel Smith-Dorrien. Also participating in the operation are General Sturges, General Sir William Platt, East African Command and Rear Admiral Tennant. Other prisoners arrive. The beach where the landing was made. The signal goes out to ships.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Rottner, G H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Alston-Roberts-West, Michael (person)
Festing, Francis Wogan (person)
Sturges, Robert Grice (person)
Tennant, William George (person)
Lush, Maurice Stanley (person)
Smith-Dorrien, Grenfell Horace Gerald (person)
Platt, William (person)
British Army, South Lancashire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Volunteers), 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Welch Fusiliers (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, Corps of Royal Marines, 121 Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Majunga, Madagascar (geography)
British Occupation of Madagascar 1942, Indian Ocean, Second World War (event)
East Africa 1939-1945 (theme)