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Title:COLDSTREAM GUARDS AND TANKS OF THE 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION ON EXERCISE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 377/3/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards and tanks and Royal Engineers on an exercise on consecutive days at Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia.
Description: 31 March. The Guards advancing with grenades bursting in front of them. They advance up a slope, firing, and drop to the other side. Several jump into the ravine. Men throwing grenades and rushing forwards. An explosive goes off on the bank of a ravine. A Guardsman lies down flat as an explosion goes off. Men advancing and firing small arms from the waist. A 2-inch mortar fires several bombs. A 2-inch mortar and crew. A Guardsman gets down in time as bullets plough into a cactus near him.
1 April. A German teller mine is exploded by Royal Engineers. The crater left by the explosion. A Royal Engineer in a smokescreen searching for mines. A Royal Engineer with a mine detector in the smokescreen. Unrolling a detonating fuse. A Tommy gun (Thompson submachine gun) magazine is attached. A rifle being loaded. A shot of the surrounding country. Sherman tanks advancing into the smokescreen. Explosions take place near the tanks. Tanks advancing under a smokescreen and emerging through the smoke. Explosions. A tank coming into the picture. A tank coming into the picture showing guns. A tank passing overhead. Tank tracks rushing past the camera. Tank tracks underneath the tank. An explosion caused by a German teller mine going up.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Huggett, J. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Coldstream Guards, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)