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Title:LAYING OF WREATHS ON WAR MEMORIAL; AFU CAMERAMAN AND CONVOY OF AMERICAN TANKS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 284/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The laying of wreaths at Algiers war memorial by senior representatives of the French, American and British governments and other scenes.
Description: 2 December. Admiral Darlan, General Eisenhower and Admiral Cunningham are accompanied by General Giraud, Air Vice Marshal Saunders, Admiral Bieri (USA), General Noguès and Brigadier Scott. A slip of paper, probably distributed to the crowds, reading "The Admiral to the Fleet, We Want de Gaulle".
23 and 27 November. An Army Film Unit cameraman cooking by the roadside in Algeria, en route for the front. An American convoy of tanks on the road through Algeria on their way to Tunisia.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Darlan, Jean Louis Xavier François (person)
Eisenhower, Dwight David (person)
Cunningham, Andrew Browne (person)
Giraud, Henri H (person)
Bieri, Bernhard Henry (person)
Noguès, Auguste Paul Charles Albert (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
United States Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Algiers, Algeria (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)