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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The South African Engineer Corps at Alamein.
Description: AYY 247/1. 30 July. 1st Field Company, South African Engineer Corps clear a path through a minefield to an Infantry tank. The territory had been recently recaptured. The following morning men from the Tank Recovery Section retrack the tank and remove it on a transporter to a repair workshop.
AYY 247/2. 1 August. Units of the South African Engineer Corps with the Indian Labour Corps repair the main coast road at Alamein, worn by heavy traffic. The holes are cleaned with a jet of steam then tarred stone is put on top.
Shot of General Claude Auchinleck.