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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Abdul-Illah, the Regent of Iraq, on a visit to North Africa.
Description: The Regent leaves the Mena House Hotel in Cairo. Nahas Pasha is on the hotel steps. The Regent arrives in the Western Desert to see the Alamein Line and is greeted by Brigadier Lees. He visits minefields and inspects an Italian M13 tank. Captain Salmon describes the battles to him. He visits British and German graves. A knocked out British tank with minesweeping rollers. An Italian battalion HQ. Lunch in the desert. The Regent examines knocked out tanks. Cars moving forward. Visiting a tank salvage depot. He leaves by plane for a trip over Tobruk. Shots of the Western Desert from the air. Railway damage caused by the RAF at Mersa Matruh. Riding in a jeep. Visiting the Royal Navy at Alexandria and taking a trip in the Admiral's barge.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Currey (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Abdul-Illah, Emir of Iraq (person)
Nahas Pasha, Mustafa el (person)
British Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
Keywords: Cairo, Egypt (geography)
Alexandria, Egypt (geography)
Mersa Matruh, Egypt (geography)
Tobruk, Butnan, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)