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Title:ATTACK ON DJEBEL ALLILIGA AND DJEBEL MANSOUR MOUNTAINS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 335/8
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Road improvements before the attack on the mountains and various activity during the attack.
Description: A bulldozer coming over the hill with a French wagon in the rear. Bulldozer passing the camera. Pneumatic drills and men clearing the road. Drilling of rocks. An ambulance passes on a road made by Royal Engineers. Sergeant Parker of the Paratroops who despite being wounded brought in four prisoners from Djebel Mansour. He is wearing a German helmet and receives a cigarette from his mate. Captain Lambert of the Grenadier Guards interrogates Corporal Hoh of the Afrika Korps. Private Busby of the Paratroops and Private Arthur Geller of the Afrika Korps. Germans leave in a lorry for Divisional HQ. Medical supplies are brought in by French pack mules. Wounded men on their way to a First Aid station. Pack mules bringing up supplies. Sergeant Reed of the Royal Army Service Corps on a pack mule at the head of the train. A despatch rider makes his way up the road. Wounded men on Bren carriers. A shell bursting on German positions. Tanks advancing on the enemy. A Scout car advancing over rough ground. Bren gunner on the Scout car. The driver of the car. Shells bursting on hills held by the Germans. Tanks move up to take up offensive positions. Tanks firing at a German machine gun post. The tank commander making observations. Grenadier Guards moving up the hillside. Infantry with a tank moving ahead of them. German mortar fire.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Courtney (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 1st Parachute Brigade (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich), Afrika Korps (regiment/service)
British Army, Grenadier Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Service Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Djebel Alliliga, Tunisia (geography)
Djebel Mansour, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)