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Title:RE-EQUIPPING AND RE-TRAINING OF 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION; TRAINING EXERCISE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 376/1/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 6th Armoured Division are re-equipped with Sherman tanks near Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia. The 16th/5th Lancers training with Sherman tanks near Sakiet Sidi Youssef.
Description: 22 March. Lieutenant H L Toms of the 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade consults his map in a Bren carrier. Men of the Rifle Brigade move forward with tools and arms to new positions. Gunners of "A" Battery, 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery, dig positions for their 6 pounder gun. Men of the Rifle Brigade digging in. Close up of board reading 'Sgt Penman' and another reading 'Army Film Unit'.
23 March. A group of officers including those of the 16th/5th Lancers receiving instructions. Close-up of an officer indicating a location to his companion. Generals Keightley and Crocker and Brigadier Lyon-Smith. Close-up of an officer tracing a route on his map. Close-ups of the generals and the Brigadier. Masses of tanks and equipment awaiting the word to move forwards. The Generals and the Brigadier move camouflage netting from their jeep, get in and drive away behind the advancing tanks. Sherman tanks advancing through the shrub-covered country, leaving behind clouds of dust. More tanks.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Penman, D HBritish Army cameraman in WWII (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Keightley, Charles Frederic (person)
Crocker, John Tredinnick (person)
Lyon-Smith, Tristram (person)
British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 73rd Anti-Tank Regiment, A Battery (regiment/service)
British Army, 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers (regiment/service)
British Army, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 10th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Le Kef, Tunisia (geography)
Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)