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Title:BRITISH TROOPS IN TUNISIA; DIVISIONAL COMMANDER'S INSPECTION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 299/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 1st and 2nd Battalions, Parachute Regiment, guarding a viaduct during a rest period, three miles north east of Beja on the Tabarka Road, Tunisia. Major-General Evelegh congratulates the 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment in Munchar on their work in capturing a German observation post.
Description: I. 26 December. The 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment by the railway viaduct with an iron bridge over a stream. Two paratroops and a French sentry on the bridge. They examine the papers of an Arab on a white horse and also of British soldiers in a French car. Paratroops digging slit trenches and showing Christmas goose in the bushes. Straw huts made by the paratroops in a small copse. Occupants of the huts. Arabs pass with donkeys on the iron bridge. The 1st Battalion moves up to the front line. The 2nd Battalion cleaning up on a farm after action at Medjez El Bab on Christmas Day. Lieutenant Brayley and Sergeant Huntley on the farm. Feet wading through mud. Troops washing their boots and feet. Major Ashford and Lieutenant Brayley. A captured Italian three-wheeled motorcycle and a paratroop patrol going off at dusk.
II. 27 December. Bren gun posts are set up for the parade. Inspection by the Adjutant and the Second-in-Command. The first group of Bren gunners, left to right are: Private Lloyd, Corporal Sanders, Private Harrison and Private Risely. Also present are the Adjutant Captain Bennett, the Second-in-Command Major Hill Walker and the Battalion Commander Lieutenant-Colonel A A Crook. Major-General Evelegh is accompanied by Brigadier E E Eden Cass, commanding the 11th Infantry Brigade, 78th Division.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Weber, V (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Evelegh, Vyvyan (person)
Cass, Edward Earnshaw Eden (person)
British Army, Parachute Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Parachute Regiment, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Northamptonshire Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Munchar, Tunisia (geography)
Medjez el Bab, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)