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Title:ENEMY EVACUATE KSAR MEZOUAR - WE ADVANCE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 391/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 10th Brigade, 4th Division advance at Ksar Mezouar (Qasr Mezouar).
Description: 11 April. At first light the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry wait by the roadside while sappers clear the road. A truck moves forwards. Panning shot from a signpost for Tunis to transport moving forwards. A heap of enemy mines picked up by sappers. The first two platoons of the DCLI move forwards at 8.30. A carrier moves forwards. Carriers of the East Surrey Regiment move forwards. 6 pounder anti-tank guns move forwards. An anti-tank gun moves slowly towards a Tunis signpost. The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Infantry Companies pass the signpost. The 5th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery leave their positions to move forwards with the advancing troops. Guns moving forwards at dusk through countryside.
13 April. 25 pounders firing near the Mateur road. Another 25 pounder passes the gun positions and goes over the bailey bridge. Infantry of the DCLI marching on the other side of the road.
14 April. The DCLI move up the crest of a hill to take up positions behind the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. A battery of 25 pounders firing.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Weber, V (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, East Surrey Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 5th Medium Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Qasr Mezouar, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)