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Title:FIRST ARMY IN NORTH WEST AFRICA: ANTI-TANK GUNS DEFENDING BOU ARADA, BRITISH TROOPS DEFENDING A POSITION, TROOPS BATHING IN A STREAM [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 329/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: C Battery, 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 78th Division with a 6 pounder anti-tank gun near the front line at Bou Arada, Tunisia. The Number 4 Company, 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards, 6th Armoured Division advancing under shell-fire near Bou Arada. Men in a stream 20 kilometres from the front line.
Description: A gun crew sandbagging an emplacement receive the Action alarm and take up positions on the gun. Loading the shell into the breech. The gun firing from left to right. View of the crew from the rear of the gun, showing the shell exploding on a hill. A gun sighting number as seen looking through the sights.
Troops move off in single file after receiving an alarm and come under heavy shell-fire. They advance to the top of the hill and take up positions.
The country around Bou Arada, taken from a high hill west of El Aroussa.
23 January. Men diving into the water, swimming and washing in a stream. A non-swimmer paddles into the water in his pants.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
West, J A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 78th Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bou Arada, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)