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Title:GENERAL ALEXANDER, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, SPENDS CHRISTMAS IN THE DESERT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 307-2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General H Alexander in Libya, Christmas 1942.
Description: General Alexander arrives at Marble Arch aerodrome in a Lockheed Hudson and is met by Captain C Yates, Camp Commandant. He unloads his Christmas stores from the plane, including a turkey. The driver loads the stores into the car. A signboard reading C in C Mess. Goods being unloaded. Close-up of turkeys. General Alexander talks to the American generals who have arrived to inspect tanks. They are Lieutenant-General J L Devers, Colonel W T Sexton, Major-General E H Brooks, Brigadier General G M Barnes and Brigadier-General W B Palmer. General Alexander talking to Lieutenant-General Devers. The Reverend R H Royle of the Eighth Army at a Christmas Day service. Men with their hands behind their backs listening to the service. A Bren gun in the foreground. Men singing hymns.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Devers, Jacob Loucks (person)
Custance, Edward Cecil Neville (person)
Royle, Ronald Harold (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Marble Arch, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)