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Title:TANKS BEING RECOVERED IN DAYLIGHT; GERMAN PRISONERS CAPTURED BY A BRITISH PATROL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 335/3/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Recovery of vehicles after a tank battle west of El Aroussa. German prisoners captured at Djebel Mansour by a paratroop patrol at the Headquarters of the 1st Parachute Brigade.
Description: 24 January. A tank is pulled up a steep hill by a 6 pounder Valentine tank of the 17th/21st Lancers. The caterpillar tracks of the Valentine coming towards the camera. View of the countryside with mountains in the background and tanks passing on their way to workshops for repairs.
31 January. Prisoners being marched into the yard by Company Sergeant Major Milson of the 1st Battalion Paratroop Regiment. They are lined up against the wall. Close ups of the prisoners: Karlor, the youngest, Gutweiler, Zalewski (a Pole who did not want to fight) and Gottlieb, a lance corporal. They are marched out after interrogation. They get into a car and fight for the front seat. The prisoners' car leaves the HQ with an armoured car as escort and drives from the house to the gate.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Coleman, E (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 17th/21st Lancers (regiment/service)
British Army, 1st Parachute Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Parachute Regiment, 1st Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Djebel Mansour, Tunisia (geography)
El Aroussa, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)