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Title:VISIT OF THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER TO THE ALAMEIN LINE; GENERAL AUCHINLECK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 240/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activities on the Alamein Line.
Description: I.The Duke of Gloucester visits Headquarters, 30 Corps, on the Alamein Line. He is greeted by Major General Ramsden, Corps Commander, and Major General Pienaar and Lieutenant-General Morshead, General Officers Commanding the South African and Australian Divisions respectively. He visits General Auchinleck at Technical Headquarters.
II. General Auchinleck at his Tactical Headquarters in the Western Desert. He confers with his Corps Commander. He leaves HQ with his ADC Captain Cunningham in his jeep to visit forward areas. He speaks to an Indian Bren gunner. At 1st Australian Division HQ he meets Major General A Gatehouse, who is assuming command from Major General Lumsden who had been wounded in a Stuka raid.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Graham, E A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Morshead, Leslie James (person)
Gatehouse, Alexander Hugh (person)
Pienaar, Daniel Hermanus (person)
Ramsden, William Havelock (person)
British Army, XXX Corps (regiment/service)
Australian Army, 1st Australian Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Alamein, Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)