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Title:VISIT OF TURKISH MILITARY MISSION TO GAFSA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 382/2/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Turkish Military Mission visit the Headquarters of the II Corps US Forces Commander at Gafsa, Tunisia. After the meeting three US officers are decorated for bravery.
Description: The car carrying General Salih Omurtak to the American Headquarters. The American Military Police guard of honour marching to the front of the building. General Omurtak inspecting the guard with General Patton of the US Army. The two generals and the rest of the Turkish Mission entering the building. General Patton pins a Silver Star medal to the breast of Major J H Gruver. He pins another Silver Star on Chaplain Leon Grosline from Texas. Close-up of the three decorated officers. The third officer is Colonel J J B Williams who was awarded the Purple Heart.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Patton, George S. (person)
Omurtak, Salih (person)
Turkish Army (regiment/service)
Turkish Air Force (regiment/service)
United States Army, II Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Gafsa, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)