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Title:A LIGHT AID DETACHMENT AT WORK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 335/6
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A Light Aid Detachment of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers attached to the 11th Infantry Brigade at work in their farmhouse base near Beja, Tunisia.
Description: Cattle graze beneath two trees at the end of a farm track. An Austin Utility car turns into the track. View of the farmhouse. A signboard with the 78th Division "axe" sign. The utility car approaches the farm. Farm implements act as camouflage around the farmhouse. A corporal fitter jacks up the front axle. Two other fitters work on a 15 cwt truck. The fitter unscrews the wheel on the utility car and examines the brake linings. A fitter works on an electrical cut-out mechanism for a motorbike. A motorcyclist arrives on his bike for a repair. The cut-out is soldered. The repaired Austin Utility car drives off. Fitters working on a damaged radiator from a machine-gunned lorry. A 15 cwt truck arrives for repair. Fitters replace the cylinder block on a Norton motorbike engine. Fitters working at a work-bench on the flap of a 3 ton lorry. A recovery lorry with a 15 cwt lorry on its winch arrives at the farm. Two 3 ton lorries forming the mobile workshop in a farm building.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 11th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, 78th Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Béja, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)