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Title:BRINGING IN THE WOUNDED AFTER BATTLE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 362/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Wounded men of the Durham Light Infantry are moved in preparation to be taken to the Casualty Clearing Station at Sedjenane, Tunisia. Non-essential vehicles are removed from the Sedjenane district after the situation turns critical. A section of Coldstream Guards searches for injured Germans after an ambush.
Description: A stretcher is wheeled across the fields by men of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 139 Brigade. They reach the road west of Sedjenane. The stretcher stops. An ambulance enters the picture and one of the bearers runs to it and opens the doors. The bearers lift the wounded man off the trolley and carry him to the ambulance. They push him in. The ambulance doors close and it moves off. The stretcher goes back to the Advanced Dressing Station for use by another casualty. A line of retreating vehicles pulls into the side of the road to let Bren carriers pass on their way to Sedjenane. A group of Royal Engineers sits by the roadside waiting for instructions to mine the road. A Bofors gun is laid. A civilian car, a lorry and Bren carriers pass a burning building. The section moves down from the hillside and search among the bushes with rifles and Thompson sub-machine guns at the ready. A wounded German corporal is found lying in a ditch. The Guards try to make him comfortable until the stretcher bearer arrives.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Wilson, M (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Durham Light Infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, 139th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Coldstream Guards (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sedjenane, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)