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Title:RE-BUILDING AND RE-TRAINING OF 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION; LANCERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 376/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 10th Battalion Rifle Brigade, 6th Armoured Division on an exercise to take the hill Djebel Ladjebel, Tunisia. The 16th/5th Lancers near Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia. Nurses of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service at the 72nd General Hospital at Souk Ahras, Algeria.
Description: 22 March. Lieutenant-General Keightley speaking to Lieutenant-Colonel Gore of the 10th Rifle Brigade. Lieutenant-Colonel Gore looking over the land. He speaks to the officers and tells them the plans. Bren gun carriers and lorries coming along the road. A Bren gun carrier going along the road, ready for action. Bren gun carriers open out in battle formation and take their position. Sergeant Lees of the Rifle Brigade jumps from a carrier with his crew. Close-up of Sergeant Lees ready for action behind his Bren gun. A six pounder anti-tank gun being pulled into position. Sergeant Northfield and crew preparing their six pounder for action. One of the crew ramming home a round, ready for the first tank to appear. Close-up of Gunner O'Brien laying on the sights. A company of the Rifle Brigade digging in. Major Selway digging with his men.
23 March. A despatch rider of the 16th/5th Lancers looking towards a hill, waiting for tanks to appear. He sights the tanks and drives away on a German motorcycle. Tanks coming over the hills. Tanks coming across the plains. Nurses making the wounded comfortable. A nurse dresses a patient's head wounds. Hospital beds and nurses working. A nurses attends to wounded Germans. The Officers' Ward. Nurses working. Sister Evans from Nottingham.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Coleman, E (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Keightley, Charles Frederic (person)
British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers (regiment/service)
British Army, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 10th Battalion (regiment/service)
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps, 72nd General Hospital (regiment/service)
Keywords: Djebel Ladjebel, Tunisia (geography)
Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia (geography)
Souk Ahras, Algeria (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)