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Title:BRITISH NURSES WITH FIRST ARMY; CONCERT FOR THE TROOPS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 376/1/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Nurses of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service at the 72nd General Hospital at Souk Ahras, Algeria.
Description: 26 March. Nursing sisters walking with patients in the hospital grounds. A group of nurses on the hospital entrance stairs. M Dorcey from Darlington stops to speak to an Arab child. N E Sheldrake from London and P Lyness from Scotland assist a blind soldier. S Nichol laughs and jokes with an officer patient. Inside the hospital, K Hopkin gives wounded soldiers a drink. In the nurses' quarters Sister Sheldrake irons her uniform.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Penman, D HBritish Army cameraman in WWII (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps, 72nd General Hospital (regiment/service)
British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Corps of Signals (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: Algeria (geography)
Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia (geography)
Le Kef, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 260 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: The dope sheet refers to a concert party near Sakiet Sidi Youssef, arranged by the padre of the 6th Armoured Division Headquarter and assisted by volunteers from the Royal Engineers and Royal Corps of Signals. However, these scenes do not appear in the film.