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Title:LIFE IN TANKS; 6 POUNDERS IN ACTION IN THE WESTERN DESERT; HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE WOUNDED [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 255/8-10
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes of tank routine in the Eighth Army, some enacted, in the Western Desert.
Description: AYY 255/8 The Troop leader arrives and informs the squadron leaders of their positions. Tank maintenance. A Besa gun is cleaned. The wireless operator checks points. Orders are received and the tanks move off. Evening rations and the mail are distributed. Three tanks survey the ground from a ridge on morning patrol. Demonstration of smokescreen. Re-enactment of a tank crew baling out and an injury being dressed. Demonstration of one tank towing another.
AYY 255/9. 29 August. A 6 pounder gun being run off a truck and fixed. It fires in retaliation at enemy shell fire and is then moved off.
AYY 255/10. 25 August. A padre offers communion bread and wine at a field hospital at El Tahag.