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Title:TOBRUK RAID SURVIVORS IN WESTERN DESERT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 277/3-2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Survivors of the Tobruk raid near Derna.
Description: The survivors waiting for, and receiving, a hot breakfast in the cold early morning. Hoisting the ensign on a small truck. View of the survivors, left to right: Petty Officer Telegrapher R E Richards of Falmouth, a survivor from HMS Sikh; Telegrapher S E Hart of Pitsea, Essex; Telegrapher R A Randall of Wallington, Surrey; Coder E F Buttern of Newcastle (salesman) and Marine Freeman of Plymouth. Standing in the hatch on the truck is Major of Marines D J Peyton-Jones of the cruiser HMS Coventry. Getting out of the wireless car is Telegrapher Rowlands from Plymouth, the youngest survivor at eighteen years old.
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 200 ft (ca); Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Summary: Major Peyton Jones was originally from Australia, but grew up in Guernsey. He was the cousin of Richard G Casey, Australian Minister of State during the Second World War. After he retired from the Services, he became an Anglican Priest.