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Title:PRISONERS AND METEOROLOGICAL UNIT AT WORK; A GUN CREW; LES GOUMS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 376/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A captured German patrol. Meteorological officers at work compiling information on wind currents for the local artillery south of Djebel Abiod, Tunisia. Native Moroccan troops or Goumiers resting in the hills near Djebel Abiod, they are reinforcements for the 36th Brigade.
Description: 25 March. A German officer and other ranks waiting outside the Number 1 Parachute Brigade Forward Headquarters before being taken back to Base Headquarters. A hydrogen-filled balloon is released. One of the crew follows its course on a theodolite. He gives readings to another member of the unit who calculates its course with a slide rule. The same man works out his chart of wind velocities. An officer and a NCO examining the "Sand Table" map of the district. Members of a 25 pounder gun crew digging an emplacement for their gun.
26 March. A group of Goumiers lying on the hillside rise and charge up the slope. Goumiers chanting a battle song, clapping their hands and stamping their feet.