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Title:CAPTURE OF ANTSIRANE (dope sheet title) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 256
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Film of locations of the landings made on 5 May 1942 when the Royal Navy carrying the Commandos and the 29th Infantry Brigade landed at Courrier Bay and the landing point "Blue Beach", near Diego Suarez (Antsiranana), Madagascar.
Description: Aerial view of Diego Suarez. Promontory abouve Courrier Bay known as "Windsor Castle": forts and blockhouses where the fighting took place. Ceremony of Beating the Retreat with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and the Pretoria Highlanders watched by local crowds. 4th Battalion, Northern Rhodesia Regiment (part of 27th Brigade) landing at Diego Suarez. They form a patrol and advance through the jungle. They are drilled by a Sergeant-Major.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Rottner, G H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, commandos (regiment/service)
British Army, 27th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 29th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
South African Army, Pretoria Highlanders Regiment (regiment/service)
Rhodesian Army, Northern Rhodesia Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Diego-Suarez, Madagascar (geography)
British Occupation of Madagascar 1942, Indian Ocean, Second World War (event)
East Africa 1939-1945 (theme)