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Title:RE-TRAINING AND RE-EQUIPPING THE 6TH ARMOURED DIVISION EXERCISE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 377/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards, 2nd Lothian Border Horse Regiment and tanks and Royal Engineers on an exercise on consecutive days at Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia.
Description: 30 March. Close-up of Trooper N Patterson disappearing into the turret of a Sherman tank and closing the hatch. A Sherman tank moving forwards with explosions in the foreground. Tank commander Lieutenant Thompson giving instructions over the intercom. Close-up of the breech of a 75mm gun in the turret being loaded with shell and cartridge. Close-up of the gun layer at work. Lance-Corporal Hildreth in the turret.
31 March. Close-up of Coldstream Guards running to and firing from a hillock. Bren gunners in action. Close-up of Guardsman Snide. Guards jumping into a wadi. Grenade throwers throwing bombs. Close-up of Sergeant Jones checking the time and signalling the advance. Close-ups of grenades being taken from pouches, cartridges being loaded into magazines and the fixing of a bayonet.
1 April. Royal Engineers divining mines and blowing a gap in a minefield under cover of smoke. Close-up of a Polish mine detector in action. Corporal N H Smith tying and preparing a mine for a "yanking" test. Tanks advancing through smoke and shellfire. Tanks and a smokescreen. Tank tracks approaching the camera.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Penman, D HBritish Army cameraman in WWII (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)
British Army, 2nd Lothians and Border Horse (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sakiet Sidi Youssef, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)