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Title:CLOSE-UPS OF TYPICAL BRITISH SOLDIERS; BRITISH MEDICAL AID FOR ARABS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 376/11
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Shots of various British soldiers (noted as being [taken for "cutting into any war film"). The 2nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps give treatment to locals at Testour.
Description: Lance-Corporal Ordway of the 1st Division, Provost Company, from Hayes, Middlesex, directing traffic on the Teboursouk to Medjez El Bab road at Testour. A signpost to Medjez El Bab. He was a Metropolitan policeman before entering the army. Close-up of Sergeant White of the Number 3 Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps, from Birkenhead. An Arab mosque spire in the background. Close-up of Sapper Frank Covey of the 6th Field Park Royal Engineers, from Godalming, Surrey. He is adjusting an instrument during the building of a bridge. Locals queue up for medical treatment. A medical orderly, Private W Bell of the Number 3 Section is dressed in a hooded cloak and leggings as protection against disease. He is treating a local's foot. He and an assistant prepare a solution to apply to a wound. Arabs awaiting treatment, seen through an archway formed in the side wall of a bombed shop. Medical treatment being given to a local man. A local boy looks on. The orderly treats the foot of an elderly Arab woman. Two young Arab girls watching the proceedings. A panoramic shot around the faces of the waiting Arabs. Arabs reading a French notice on the wall giving times of treatment. A fifteen year old girl is treated for an infected foot.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Corps of Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
British Army, Intelligence Corps, 3rd Field Security Section (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers, 6th Field Park Company (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Testour, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)