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Title:ON BOARD HMT ORION AND ARRIVING AT ALGIERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 282
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The troopship SS Orion arriving at Algiers harbour in a convoy on the morning of 24 November 1942.
Description: Brigadier Dunphie, 6th Armoured Division and Lieutenant-Colonel G Babington, Commanding Officer, 16/5 Lancers and other officers discussing future operations. An anti-aircraft gun going into action. Ships in the convoy. Bren gunners going into action. The ship's captain. Troops disembarking at Algiers. View across the harbour of ships and jetties through a smokescreen. The ship enters the harbour bar. The Red Ensign flying over the harbour. Arabs catching coins thrown by the troops. The funnel of the Orion and troops disembarking. The gangway.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Weber, V (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Dunphie, Charles Anderson Lane (person)
British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers (regiment/service)
Merchant Navy, ORION (SS), passenger liner (regiment/service)
Keywords: Algiers, Algeria (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)