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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Mine detection at Marble Arch, Buerat, Libya.
Description: The empty road from the top of Marble Arch. Traffic on the road going forward. Aircraft patrolling the road. A notice on the roadside urging drivers to obey road regulations. Vehicles approaching and turning into a diversion. Lorries and the blown up bridge. South African engineers removing the temporary structure. A sandstorm blowing. Trucks pulled in to the Road House. Drivers taking shelter and having a meal. Defused mines clustered around the base of a kilostone. A sign reading Safe Line, indicating a passage swept clear of mines and safe for use by vehicles. Royal Engineers at work with mine detectors sweeping and marking a diversion. South African engineers filling a breach in the road. The road surface being repaired. Royal Engineers sweeping the verges of the roads for mines with detectors. The earth is scraped away and a cord attached to the mine. The cord is then pulled from a safe distance, as some of the mines are booby trapped. Searching potholes in the road for mines using a bayonet. A harmless tin and then a mine are pulled up. The road approaching Sirte. Military police directing traffic and erecting direction signs. Traffic on the road.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Herbert, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
South African Army, South African Engineer Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Marble Arch, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)