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Title:BATTLE IN THE WESTERN DESERT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 273/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Action in the Western Desert with 8th Armoured Brigade.
Description: Shelling and bombing of British positions. German graves beside the road. General Briggs, Commander of the 1st Armoured Division talking to Brigadier Custance, Commander of the 8th Armoured Brigade. A barrage of shellfire from German guns, reputed to be one of the biggest seen. A conference is held between General Briggs and staff officers. British tanks going into action. Shelling of positions as the vehicles move forward. A German Mark III tank burning with the dead crew visible. A burnt out troop carrier beside a German grave. Burning German tanks. A destroyed 88mm German gun. A German soldier dead at the wheel of a truck.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Currey (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Briggs, Raymond (person)
Custance, Edward Cecil Neville (person)
British Army, 1st Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 8th Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: Egypt (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)