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Title:NEW ZEALAND ADVANCE ON TRIPOLI; ADVANCE TO TRIPOLI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 331/12
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: New Zealand and British troops advance on Tripoli, Libya.
Description: General Freyberg surveys the advance from a hill. He studies a map and watches the tanks advance. The General and a brigadier of the 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade direct fire and watch a village in the distance. The General looks through glasses. A mobile column passes through Suani Ben Adem. Military police control traffic. Civilians read proclamations posted on walls in Tripoli. British tanks and lorries parked on the square in Tripoli.
The Queen's Royal Regiment advances from Tarhunah to Tripoli. The Highland Division tanks are applauded by the local population. Some troops paint "HD" on the walls of buildings. The official surrender is made by the Governor of Libya accompanied by the Mayor of Tripoli and the Chief of Police on the outskirts of the city. They are received by Lieutenant-General Montgomery, Army Commander. Montgomery and Lieutenant-General Leese, 30 Corps Commander, tour Tripoli in an open car. Tanks entering Tripoli with the Highland Division riding in with the piper at the head of the column.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Deeming, E A (Production individual)
Flack (Lieutenant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Freyberg, Bernard Cyril (person)
Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Leese, Oliver William Hargreaves (person)
New Zealand Army, 5th New Zealand Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (regiment/service)
British Army, XXX Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tarhunah, Libya (geography)
Tripoli, Libya (geography)
Suani Ben Adem, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)