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Title:GRENADIER GUARDS IN TUNISIA; 6 POUNDER ANTI-TANK GUN; RAID ON ARAB VILLAGE BY 6TH DIVISION PROVOST POLICE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 300/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men from the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 1st Guards Brigade in Tunisia. The 6th Anti-Tank Regiment, 255 Battery, 6th Armoured Division near Medjez El Bab, Tunisia. Raid on the village of Ain Tounga.
Description: 2 January. General Grant tanks moving into position to back up infantry of the Pioneer Grenadier Guards in the woods near Medjez El Bab. An unexploded shell being dug out of the road by the Guards. They pick at the earth around the shell with bayonets then take the shell out of the hole ready for inspection by the Royal Engineers before it is blown up. Men digging trenches under enemy observation being covered by their comrades. A Bren gun in the foreground. Two Pioneers are taken out by General Grant tanks to take up anti-tank mines. Tank advancing under enemy observation. Signpost for Oued Zarga and view of the village. Army trucks in the village.
31 December. Men moving an anti-tank gun into position on the hills. Men pulling the gun through an Arab village. Taking up positions on the gun. The Battery Sergeant cleans the breech of the gun as local Arabs and children watch. Part of the detachment cleaning an armour piercing shell. The gun's nickname is Helzapoppin.
2 January. Major Price of the Provost Police (Royal Military Police) with a French officer and two French soldiers raid a village looking for enemy soldiers and firearms. Houses being searched and locals being questioned. Walking in a single file to surround the village.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Day, Robert W C "Bob" (Production individual)
West, J A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Military Police (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Oued Zarga, Tunisia (geography)
Ain Tounga, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)