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Title:GENERAL PAGET AND PARTY VISIT TRIPOLI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 346/1/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Commander-in-Chief of the British Home Forces meets senior figures of the Eighth Army with members of his general staff at Tripoli.
Description: General Paget with Lieutenant-General Montgomery and staff watch a demonstration of Eighth Army methods at Castel Benito aerodrome. The RAF demonstrate the blowing up of a Kittyhawk. Paget and Montgomery walking towards the camera. Close-up of 30 Corps Commander, General Leese. Mines are displayed in the demonstration area. A sign reading "Mines" with officers in the foreground. Generals Montgomery and Paget watch a sapper giving instruction in mine sweeping. Paget inspects a pilot vehicle and mine detectors. Staff officers walking up a hill to the next demonstration. General Freyberg talks to General Montgomery. Officers watch a demonstration of road diversion as Royal Engineers sweep for mines on a bombed road. A bulldozer filling in a bomb crater. Generals Paget and Montgomery stand on a roped off hillside with a Highland Division sentry in the foreground. Scorpions move forwards into the minefield and explode mines as they proceed. Sappers lay out white tape to mark gaps and sappers in the rear sweep with detectors. Scorpions enter the minefield in a smokescreen. Infantry advance with tanks beside them. Bren carriers going into the minefield. Infantry going forward with a Scottish piper playing. Tanks enter the minefield. Montgomery describes the Scorpions to staff officers, gesticulating with his hands.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Deeming, E A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Paget, Bernard Charles Tolver (person)
Leese, Oliver William Hargreaves (person)
Freyberg, Bernard Cyril (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Division (regiment/service)
British Army, XXX Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Castel Benito, Libya (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)