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Title:FRONT LINE TROOPS, THE COUNTRY AND LIVING CONDITIONS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 300/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers of the 11th Infantry Brigade in the most advanced position at Sidi Nsir, fifteen miles south west of Mateur, Tunisia. Hillside camp and HQ.
Description: Battalion HQ at Sidi Nsir railway station. Sergeant Price of Heywood, Lancashire of the Intelligence Section points to the famous Hill 609 which is used an observation post by both Allied and enemy patrols. View of houses and the town of Bizerte from Hill 609. View of Mateur. Soldiers buying eggs from Arabs at two francs each. An Arab village. Soldiers holding steel helmets full of eggs. A soldier with a Bren gun at a hillside camp. A soldier with a 38 Platoon wireless set, used at listening posts. Men of an infantry anti-tank section in their hillside camp. A company sergeant-major and a sergeant from A Company examine two captured Schmeissher automatic rifles. Italian tanks out of action beside the road near Sidi Nsir. Burnt out Italian tanks. A soldier points to a shell hole in one tank, he holds a captured rifle. "A" Company HQ in the hills. A soldier comes out of a tent to answer a phone, another operates a wireless set. Rations are brought in by mule.