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Title:GERMAN ATTACK AT KSAR MEZOUAR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 356/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: An Allied attack on enemy tanks and aircraft at Ksar Mezouar (Qasr Mezouar), Tunisia after a German tank attack (from Sidi Naceur ?).
Description: Hurricane Hurri-bombers returning from attacking German tanks. A Bofors gun of the 115 Regiment, 378 Battery, A Troop, 6th Detachment firing. The crew cleaning the bore after firing. Sergeant Bradshaw and Corporal Hornby of the Bofors crew priming grenades. The Bofors crew eating a meal. Sowing anti-tank mines at the edge of the road. Mines and the holes ready for them. A Bren carrier. Mortar shells being loaded in a Bren carrier by a section of the 2/4th Hampshires. French infantry in a new position. 25 pounders attacking German positions from an olive grove. 25 pounders arriving. Brigadier Maxwell of the Royal Tank Regiment with a captain of the tank regiment. 25 pounders shelling the enemy. Forward infantry using a wireless set. Stretcher bearers moving up to bring back the wounded. Two bearers pass the camera. A shell bursting on a 25 pounder gun position. Guns being manhandled through the mud. The wheel of a tractor spinning in the mud. Anti-tank mines being dug in. A party of Royal Engineers laying mines on a railroad. Reinforcement Churchill tanks moving up to the front to stem the German advance. A cloud of smoke made by Hurri-bombers diving on German positions. Hurri-bombers diving. Churchill tanks advancing up the road to Ksar Mezouar.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Courtney (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery, 115th Field Regiment, 378th Battery, A Troop, 6th Detachment (regiment/service)
British Army, Hampshire Regiment, 2/4th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Tank Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Qasr Mezouar, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)