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Title:MEDJEZ EL BAB, DEFENCE OF COMMUNICATIONS; SOUTH WEST OF TEBOURBA; APPROACHING TUNIS FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 285/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The defence of Medjez el Bab, Tunisia and activity around Tebourba.
Description: 7 December. A Bofors gun manned by the 32nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, 11th Regiment, Royal Artillery. Mud huts, cactus plants and mountains are visible in the distance. A pall of smoke from the activity on the front line, ten miles away. Men from the 194th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery, resting and writing Christmas letters home.
9 December. Three Boston bombers hedgehopping along on the Tunis road on their return from a bombing raid. Anti-aircraft mobile guns firing at Messerschmitt 109s which are in the area on reconnaissance. Battlefield south of Tebourba. Destroyed German tanks. Men of the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in forward observation posts. Shell bursts. Boston bombers flying back to base. Crusader tanks. Local Arabs.
9 December. A signpost reads 91km to Tunis. A British waterwagon and motorbike. French soldiers with an Arab and donkeys. A sentry and an approaching vehicle at an American camp. Three Boston fighters and two Lockheed fighters near Tebourba. A Messerschmitt 109 hedgehopping. Six Bostons flying low towards the camera.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
West, J A (Production individual)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Weber, V (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery, 11th Field Regiment, 32nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 194th Anti-Aircraft Battery (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
German Air Force (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
British Army, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (regiment/service)
Keywords: Medjez el Bab, Tunisia (geography)
Tebourba, Tunisia (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)