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Title:276 FIELD COMPANY CLEARING A TRACK; LIFTING A TELLER MINE NUMBER 2 WITH BOOBY TRAP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 370/4/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men of the 276th Field Company, Royal Engineers attached to the Highland Division clear a track through an enemy minefield and lift a mine near Arram.
Description: 11 March. The sappers moving slowly forwards with their detectors. A white tape is laid to mark the cleared area. A mine is detected and a sapper called forward to place a wire ring covered in white cloth over the mine. Another sapper removes it and makes it safe.
12 March. Corporal Harker (?) clearing the soil from the mine. The cap is removed and the igniter taken out. The mine is stood up. Tanks of the 50th Royal Tank Regiment carrying infantry from the 6th Green Howards into action. Infantry moving forwards with tanks in support.
14 March. A Scorpion tank attached to "A" Squadron, 41st Royal Tank Regiment clearing a mine field near Mareth. Side view of the tank beating the ground. View from the turret.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Taylor, A A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers, 276th Field Company (regiment/service)
British Army, 50th Royal Tank Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, 41st Royal Tank Regiment, A Squadron (regiment/service)
British Army, Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), 6th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)