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Title:WATER IN THE BLUE AND 5.5-INCH GUNS IN ACTION; CAPTURE OF TARHUNA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 331/9
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Gunners of the 5th Royal Horse Artillery at Tarhunah, eighty miles from Tripoli. An artillery duel outside Tarhunah. The capture of Tarhunah
Description: Men washing and filling water cans after coming across their first running water after crossing Africa. 5.5-inch guns of the 7th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, in action outside Tarhunah. One of the guns comes under heavy shellfire from the enemy 105mm guns.
Gunners of the Royal Horse Artillery inspecting a knocked out gun and lorry outside Tarhunah. The presidential house in Tarhunah with a white flag flying from the top of it. Arabs looting enemy food stores. Crusader tanks of the Nottinghamshire Yeomanry entering Tarhunah. Grant tanks.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery, 7th Medium Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tarhunah, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)