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Title:ISSUING OF PRESENTS BY BRITISH TROOPS TO ARABS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 319/7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Presents are given to the inhabitants of Guernina, Algeria, after a fruitless raid for arms and ammunition by the Field Security Police some weeks earlier. The giving of presents to locals was apparently common in the North Africa campaign.
Description: The volunteer interpreter M Valey and Sergeant R B Fletcher of the 88th Field Security Section of the Intelligence Corps (the Field Security Police) with a group of Arabs. The interpreter makes a speech, standing beside Sheikh Brahin and members of the police. Sergeant Fletcher and the sheikh hand out cigarettes to the villagers. The sheikh and a corporal of the Field Security Police hand out coloured cloth to the villagers. The locals and the police talking and laughing together. The corporal gives tea to the sheikh. The sheikh makes a thank you speech. The corporal and the sheikh shake hands. Corporal Foster (from London) of the Field Security Police shakes hands with the sheikh.