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Title:FORWARD OBSERVATIONS POSTS' VIEWS OF GERMAN POSITIONS ON MATEUR FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 329/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Views from the 139th Brigade's observation post, Tunisia.
Description: The Bren carriers used by the Argylls on the first advance from Sedjenane to Mateur, abandoned under a severe attack. The road to Mateur with forward barbed wire and booby traps in the foreground. The area known as Death valley at the foot of "Bald Hill" (Djebel el Ajred, listed as Dj El Ajved on the dope sheet), and "Green Hill" (Djebel El Azzag), near the main road to Mateur. An officer observing at the observation post. Djebel el Ajred. A shot from the 5.5-inch guns bursts near a machine gun post on Dj El Ajved. The 2/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters positions in the most forward section. Signals tapping a message to Advanced Brigade HQ. Colonel Stott of the Foresters entering his dugout. Major-General H A Freeman-Attwood, Commander of 46th Division and Brigadier T Rigby outside Brigade HQ at Sedjenane.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Meyer (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Freeman-Attwood, Harold Augustus (person)
British Army, 139th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) (regiment/service)
British Army, 46th Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Djebel Ajred, Tunisia (geography)
Djebel Azzag, Tunisia (geography)
Sedjenane, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)