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Title:DIVISIONAL COMMANDER'S INSPECTION; RECOVERY OF TELEPHONE LINE FROM FORWARD POSITION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 299/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Inspection at Munchar (Al Minshar). A Signals Detachment retrieves a telephone line which had been laid to a control post north of Oued Zarga, Tunisia.
Description: I. Brigadier E E Eden Cass arriving for the inspection of the 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment by Major-General Evelegh at Munchar, Tunisia. Lieutenant-Colonel A A Crook, Commander of the 5th Battalion. Evelegh and Cass at the parade. The Battalion march past. Another company marches past.
II. 28 December. Sergeant Pearce from Worcester Park, Surrey of the K Signals Section, 11th Infantry Brigade walks to the Bren carrier, mounts and moves off from HQ. The Signals Section mounting the Bren carrier after sheltering in a ditch from enemy planes. Winding the cable. The cable drum and handle turning. Bren carrier overlooking the valley. It reaches a muddy track and tries to get out of the mud. A signalman hauling the cable. The party with Sergeant Pearce arrive back at the carrier with the cable wound in. Sergeant Pearce takes down a drum of wire and walks away. Beja railway viaduct is visible in the background.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Evelegh, Vyvyan (person)
Cass, Edward Earnshaw Eden (person)
British Army, Northamptonshire Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, 11th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Corps of Signals (regiment/service)
Keywords: Oued Zarga, Tunisia (geography)
Munchar, Tunisia (geography)
Béja, Tunisia (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)