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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activity on the Mareth Line.
Description: Men of the Royal Horse Artillery at a communion service in front of the Mareth Line. The Eighth Army advancing along the road to Mareth. Sappers lead the way, sweeping for mines as men of the Durham Light Infantry keep watch for the enemy at the rear. Dead British soldiers from the attack on 16 March. South African Engineers clear the road for the advancing troops. A road block is cleared with a "Bull Nose". South African Engineers clearing the road of mines. German graves at the side of the road under a palm tree. Men of the 7th Green Howards drink a toast with their morning brew. A carrier passing a shelled building in Mareth. The Mareth Line defences with pillboxes and an anti-tank ditch guarding the main road just outside Mareth.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
South African Army, South African Engineer Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), 7th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Mareth, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)