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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General Montgomery in the Western Desert.
Description: General Montgomery studies a map of the battle area with Lieutenant-General Lumsden and Lieutenant-General Leese outside his forward area dugout. He walks to his tank for a cup of coffee before going forward into the battle. He climbs onto his Grant tank and scans the horizon with binoculars. He is called to the telephone and has to return to his dugout. The new Priest 105mm gun mounted on the chassis of a Grant tank fires. The Queen's Bays Regiment of the 2nd Armoured Brigade are heavily shelled while waiting to engage the German armour. The 7th Armoured Division moving up through the minefields with their commander General Harding in the leading tank.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Flack (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Leese, Oliver William Hargreaves (person)
Lumsden, Herbert (person)
Harding, John Charles (person)
British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) (regiment/service)
British Army, 2nd Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: 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)