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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Greek soldiers training in mountain warfare near Tripoli, Syria [now Lebanon].
Description: Greek soldiers learning to use a heliograph with Major Alcock of the Royal Corps of Signals and Sergeant Parish of the Mountain Warfare School. Major Alcock explains a technical point to a Greek soldier. Panoramic shot from the Major and the soldiers to the heliograph. Two Greek soldiers on a ledge on a mountainside, one sends and one receives by heliograph. The heliograph flashing on the opposite hillside. Greek soldiers climbing up a mountainside laying a cable. They stop to join on more wire. A soldier joins the wire up to telephone terminals then lifts the phone and speaks. The laying party climbing up the mountainside. Sergeant Houghton of the Royal Corps of Signals instructing the operators at Brigade Headquarters on a mountain top. A lookout for enemy patrols. Close-up of the Daylight Lamp. Signals crew at work and a soldier operating the Morse lamp. A Greek First Aid party run to a group of wounded men lying on the rocks. Stretcher bearers. Medical men turning a wounded man over. A fractured skull is dressed. The man is placed on a stretcher. The bearers pick up the stretcher and clamber down the hill. The stretcher is laid by the side of a mule which has a litter on either side. They lift the man off the stretcher and into the litter. A convoy of First Aid mules coming down the mountainside. A mule carrying a wounded man. Mules passing through a wadi and climbing a hill. Casualties sitting on a cacolet, a kind of mule chair used for transporting wounded in mountainous areas.