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Title:FOOTBALL MATCH AND GURKHAS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 370/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The C and B Companies of the 2nd Battalion Gurkhas play a football match within shelling distance of the Mareth Line near Médinine. Gurkhas preparing for battle and fighting in the Tunisian hills.
Description: 12 March. Several shots of the football match in progress. Gurkhas digging in on arrival at the forward position.
13 March. Gurkhas sharpening their kukris and cleaning rifles. 14 March. The Jemadar of B Company approaches Captain Marley-Clarke (?) and salutes, then gives an order. The Jemadar salutes and turns about. A group of Gurkhas cleaning or sharpening their kukris. Gurkhas cleaning their guns. General Montgomery's car arrives. He gets out and shakes hands with Colonel de Lovett. He inspects the Gurkhas. Gurkhas receiving the order to take out their kukris. Close-up of General Montgomery.
15 March. Gurkhas charging through smoke at a German strongpoint in the hills. A Gurkha Royal Army Medical Corps stretcher carrier climbing the hill to the wounded. Gurkhas coming over the top of the hill brandishing kukris and throwing grenades.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Berkshire (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
British Army, 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Médenine, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)