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Title:ADVANCE OF US FORCES TOWARDS THE EIGHTH ARMY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 386/2/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 1st and 9th Divisions of II Corps, US Army under General Patton advance from east of El Guettar towards the main Gabès-Gafsa road to join up with the Eighth Army.
Description: Panning shot from a kilostone to German and Italian graves by the roadside. Sherman tanks passing behind Italian prisoners. Tanks and vehicles advancing along the road. A group of prisoners being brought in by American troops. Around 2000 Italian prisoners with American troops. Close-up of part of the column of prisoners. Prisoners cheering and waving their hats. US troops marching forward in a long column during the advance.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army, II Corps (regiment/service)
United States Army, 1st Infantry Division (regiment/service)
United States Army, 9th Infantry Division (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)