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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: 6 pounders of "A" Battery, 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment in action against German tanks after the attack on 6 March at Metameur, Tunisia. An aerial dogfight in the same battle.
Description: A 6 pounder firing rounds at a tank. A tank on fire. A 6 pounder firing. A sergeant looks at another burning tank through binoculars. Loading a shell. Laying the gun. The officer in command, Major J M Walsh of the Royal Artillery, congratulates one of the crew as he paints swastikas on the shield. Maori troops (5th New Zealand Brigade, 28th Battalion ?) firing 6 pounders. Burning tanks. Burning tank wheels, panning up to corpse in the tank. The sergeant shouting "Fire!" and observing the fall of the shot through binoculars. The sergeant runs across and kneels down on the right flank of the gun. Stuka planes diving through anti-aircraft fire. A fighter chases a Stuka, fires then breaks off the chase. A Spandau and a Bren gun firing at aircraft. A shot down German plane.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Morris, R H (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery, 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment, A Battery (regiment/service)
New Zealand Army, 5th New Zealand Brigade, 28th (Maori) Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Metameur, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)