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Title:ATTACKING AND TAKING THE MARETH LINE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 374/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Eighth Army attack on the Mareth Line, Tunisia.
Description: 20 to 21 March. German prisoners captured from the Mareth Line being searhed by military police. Prisoners being guarded by men of the East Yorkshire Regiment. Prisoners marching. Bofors guns in an anti-tank hole. Infantry of the 5th East Yorkshire Regiment crossing an anti-tank ditch in front of the line. Infantry take over a pillbox. Men look around for the enemy. Infantry pass through the wire to an enemy pillbox and capture it. German shelling of the captured positions. Panoramic shot of the Mareth Line.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
British Army, East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own), 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)