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Title:TURKISH DELEGATION AT THE FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 375/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A delegation of the Turkish Military Mission on a tour of the First Army in North Africa.
Description: An immense column of smoke rising over the hills north of Medjez el Bab after a raid on German positions by British bombers on 24 March. Turkish army officers General Omurtak, Lieutenant-General Noyan, Major-General Menguc and several staff officers arrive at the headquarters of the 24th Guards Brigade, 1st Division at a farm south of Medjez el Bab. The party is conducted by Lieutenant-Colonel McCorquodale of the Eighth Army and is headed by the 1st Division Commander Major-General Clutterbuck. The party is greeted by the 24th Brigade Commander, Brigadier R B R Colvin and Major H Green of the 24th Brigade. The party walks through a field of corn towards a prominence overlooking Medjez el Bab. They stop and Major Clutterbuck points out places of importance to small groups.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Weber, V (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Clutterbuck, Richard Lewis (person)
Omurtak, Salih (person)
British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 24th Brigade (regiment/service)
Turkish Army (regiment/service)
Turkish Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Medjez el Bab, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)