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Title:FIGHTING FRENCH FLYING COLUMN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 261/7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The new Fighting French unit at Samaket Gaballa, Egypt, equipped with armoured cars from the Spahis Regiment and Crusader tanks from the Chars (Tank) Regiment.
Description: 15 to 17/9. Men cleaning guns and refuelling tank. Enemy aircraft is spotted. The Crusaders charge over a ridge. The Tank Commander with the Free French flag flying in the breeze. Crew on tank maintenance, filling tank with petrol and emptying sand boxes. Tank Commander with maps. The gunner cleans the heavy gun. The Bren gunner cleans his gun under the Cross of Lorraine. The armoured cars on patrol, flying coloured flags. The patrol commander studies his map then waves a flag and the patrol moves on. Close-up of the flag of Lorraine. Orders are issued to the armoured car commanders. Liaison by British officers. Lieutenant-Colonel Stevens and Captain Dyer with Major Kersauson De Penendreff (Croix de Guerre). Major-General J Harding meets the officers and Commandant of the Flying Column. He inspects an armoured car with French officers and men.