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Title:INCIDENT DURING THE GERMAN ATTACK ON BOU ARADA; GERMAN AIRCRAFT BOMB BOU ARADA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 319/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: An enemy attack on tanks in Tunisia.
Description: I. "A" Squadron, 17/21 Lancers waiting near a farm just off the main El Aroussa-Bou Arada road, watching enemy tanks. The tank commander, Captain Peacock, watches through binoculars. He gives a message to Troopers Barber and Harrison. German planes swoop down and dive-bomb the tanks. One tank is slightly damaged.
II. German Ju 88 bombers bomb Bou Arada. A German bomber is shot down. Another bomb attack later in the afternoon, filmed by Captain Glendinning with Captain Rignold's camera. Bren carriers moving into Bou Arada.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Glendinning, Hone1912-08-161997-08-26 (Production individual)
Courtney (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 17th/21st Lancers (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bou Arada, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)