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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A continuation of film 331/14/1, the journey from Buerat (El Buerat) to Tripoli, Libya.
Description: Wire fences outside El Buerat. Views of the town. A kilostone marking 125km to Tauorga. A tank transporter carrying a Scorpion tank passes a signpost for Buerat. The Scorpion is used to help in sweeping mines from the breaches in the road. Minesweeping with the mine detector on the edge of one breach. Bulldozers at work filling in a breach. A bulldozer driver. A supply plane returns from a recently captured aerodrome. The Scorpion at work flaying the ground on the side of a breach. The Scorpions at work. A huge breach and an anti-tank ditch in the road. A crater in the road. A local man driving camels asks for the safe lane. Kilostones. Italian prisoners come down the road unescorted, drinking Chianti and German wine. They assemble at a roadhouse. An ex-Czechoslovakian tank with a mounted gun abandoned for lack of petrol. A road sign for the village of Tauorga but all that remains is a demolished roadhouse. Local children on the road to Misurata offer eggs for sale. The Union Jack flying over the offices of the Prefettura in Misurata. Italian women shopping. Soldiers bartering with local children. Local women sitting on the pavement despite a "Parken Verboten" notice. View of the main square from the balcony of the Prefettura. Troops fraternising with locals. Italian carabinieri, now disarmed and allowed freedom of movement, walk about the town along with locals. A sign for Tripoli. The Italian colony in and around Garibaldi. White flags fly from many of the houses. The road approaching Zlitan. In Zlitan the white flag flies from the main building, which carries a British Proclamation of Occupation. Traffic travelling through the town.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Herbert, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Buerat, Libya (geography)
Misurata, Libya (geography)
Garibaldi, Libya (geography)
Tauorga, Libya (geography)
Zlitan, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)