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Title:25 POUNDERS FIRING; ON TO TRIPOLI; LIBYAN VICTORY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 331/20
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activity in the North African Campaign.
Description: 11 January. A 25 pounder gun in action.
Armoured vehicles of the 4th Armoured Brigade and New Zealand Division moving in convoy over rocky country. Tanks and carriers advancing in battle for a village. 25 pounders fired by the Medium Battery, 3rd Royal Horse Artillery. A tank ploughing through soft sand. A tank towing a truck and car out of the mud. A vehicle being repaired on the road. Transport coming down a steep incline. A damaged lorry being hauled from the mud. Tanks and Bren carriers advancing. 25 pounders firing. 25 pounders being towed.
9 January. 6 pounder anti-tank guns moving forwards. Anti-tank guns moving into position and dropping gun from the truck. A German tank with shells bursting around it. A gunner is wounded in the artillery barrage.
22 December 1942. Royal Artillery Signals in action.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Groom, G (Production individual)
McArdle, T P (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 4th Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
New Zealand Army, New Zealand Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
Keywords: Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)