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Title:ALLIED ADVANCE ON GAFSA, EL GUETTAR FRONT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 382/3/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Prisoners of war at El Guettar and preparations for the anticipated meeting with the first unit of the Eighth Army.
Description: A French 1st Lieutenant interrogating a German sergeant. New prisoners being brought into the camp. Italian officers dismounting from a jeep. Close-up of a group of Italian prisoners. Prisoners marching into the enclosure. A captured German doctor dressing the wounds of a 23 year-old German captain. Close-up of doctors and the captain. A German prisoner being issued with food. Italian prisoners are issued with water. Captain R A Waters, in charge of Traffic Control, stops at the Welcome sign for the Eighth Army, dismounts and goes to the rear of the truck. He lifts out a gift box and places it on the bonnet. The milestone in the front line showing 118 kilometres from Gabès. American shells bursting on enemy positions in the hills. Italian prisoners being marched, they pass a knocked out German Mark VI tank. A British military policeman controlling traffic past the tank. The result of the direct hit on the gun is visible. Truck loads of German and Italian prisoners being brought in to Gafsa. Traffic coming out of Gafsa on the road to Gabès. Signs for Maknassy and Gabès. A milestone showing 146 kilometres to Gabès. Another one showing 144 kilometres.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Guettar, Tunisia (geography)
Gafsa, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)