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Title:GRANT TANKS OF THE SHERWOOD RANGERS YEOMANRY IN THE DESERT; A 109F CRASH LANDS; VISIT OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL MONTGOMERY TO 1ST ARMOURED DIVISION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 262/1-3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Tanks in the Western Desert. Messerschmitt Me 109 brought down by RAF. The Eighth Army Commander in the Western Desert.
Description: AYY 262/1. 27 September. Grant tanks waiting to move off. Major General Gatehouse, Commander 10th Armoured Division, on his Crusader tank. Tanks moving and firing.
AYY 262/2. 24 September. A Messerschmitt Me 109 after being brought down by a Hurricane. Men from the King's Royal Rifle Corps examine the plane, they look in the cockpit at the dials. The plane is covered with a camouflage net to stop it being spotted and destroyed by the enemy. (Location given on the dope sheet as "El Ragel".)
AYY 262/3. 3 October. Montgomery with Lieutenant-General Lumsden, X Corps, and Major-General Briggs, 1st Armoured Division inspecting the training of the 1st Armoured Division. They visit L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, Honourable Artillery Company. The three generals in an open car talk to men of the Battery. Montgomery watches men from the 1st Armoured Division, Field Squadron, Royal Engineers under training, searching for mines with bayonets.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Acland, A W (Production individual)
Groom, G (Production individual)
Windows, J C (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Gatehouse, Alexander Hugh (person)
Briggs, Raymond (person)
Lumsden, Herbert (person)
British Army, King's Royal Rifle Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, 1st Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery, L Battery (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)