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Title:THE OUTPOSTS OF THE MARETH LINE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 361/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A fortress used by troops near Foum Tataouine, Tunisia. A British convoy passing through Ben Gardane, the first village in French Tunisia.
Description: 28 February. A wadi where the road has been blown by the enemy. The graves of two German soldiers. A pillbox on the edge of the mountain fortification. A cross by a grave near a pillbox. The communication trench and steel door of the pillbox. A panorama of the countryside and an arc of fire filmed through the slit of the pillbox. A communication trench hewn out of solid rock. A tank sergeant walks into the picture, he looks through binoculars at the trenches. The tank sergeant with a winding road in the background. Concrete reinforcement in the trenches. A washbasin containing two empty cigarette packets, one a Woodbine and the other Italian. Damaged living quarters in the trench. A signboard reads Tourist Club de France. A jeep passes and enters the village.
27 February. A group of signs. The convoy passing by. A sign reading Gabes on the wall of a building. A stream of vehicles passing down a village street. A lorry goes across the camera. A sign reading West. Vehicles amongst clouds of dust. A lorry comes into the picture. A building showing the name Ben Gardain and other writing in English and French.