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Title:LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY IN BENGHAZI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 286/4-2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes in Benghazi, Libya, including General Montgomery on an informal visit.
Description: General Montgomery drives himself around Benghazi in a staff car. He leaves Navy House and visits the cathedral, watched by a few soldiers. He chats to one of the Italian priests looking after the building. He eats a lunch of bully beef and cold potatoes in his car, in a quiet street overlooking the harbour. He poses for a photograph taken by a Royal Army Service Corps sergeant and stops to talk to Lieutenant General Leese, 30 Corps Commander. Montgomery gets into his car and leaves.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Windows, J C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Leese, Oliver William Hargreaves (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Service Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Benghazi, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)