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Title:NO. 1 COMMANDO AND OTHERS IN A REST CAMP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 299/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A rest camp in a former French school in Beja, Tunisia.
Description: A soldier sits at the base of a tree drinking tea. Commandos and paratroops drinking tea. A No. 1 Commando driver known as Ginger lights a fire in the quadrangle, the padre stands beside him. The men shaving. An American commando washing his feet in his tin helmet. Men eating and chopping firewood. Washing hanging on a tree. Men washing themselves. The camp dog. A commando washing his socks in an American helmet. Paratroops reading American comics. Lieutenant-Colonel Trevor, the Commanding Officer, and two of his officers. Men sitting and laying in the sun. A man walks through the washing with a burning piece of paper to light a fire. Men reading magazines etc. One man reads from a book (dopesheet notes that he is reading aloud Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade" to his companions). A commando puts some compo ration tins in his dixie of boiling water. A sergeant cleans his rifle. Another washes his trousers.