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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activities in Mersa Matruh after enemy withdrawal.
Description: Tanks and other vehicles passing along the wrecked streets of Mersa Matruh after the elimination of an enemy pocket. A wrecked German seaplane at the harbour. Evidence of British bombing at the harbour. A German sign. Released Italian prisoners looting Italian kit. Trucks entering the town.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Hopkinson, Peter Richard Gunton1920-06-272007-06-28Hopkinson started him career in the film industry at the age of 16 as a clapper boy at Ealing Studios, then working at Denham Studios. He volunteered for overseas service in 1941and was an AFPU photographer and informant in the "Wartime Filming" interview project. He was sent to Persia initially to make a film about getting supplies through to Russia and made many other films in the Western Desert. He joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). His career after the war was mainly filming documentaries and his last documentary was Whickers War, made in 2004. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Mersa Matruh, Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)