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Title:CIVIC RECEPTION TO GENERAL MONTGOMERY IN SFAX [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 394/1/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Commander of the Eighth Army is greeted in Tunisia.
Description: General Montgomery arriving at the reception. French Arab soldiers. Cheering crowds. The General being greeted. Girls handing him bouquets of flowers. Montgomery shaking hands with notable guests. He is presented to a lady and they shake hands. Close-up of the lady. Montgomery inspects a Highland Division parade. View of his car on the move, covered with flowers. A fanfare by French soldiers and Montgomery taking the salute. He bids farewell and gets into his car. Montgomery standing in his car saying goodbye to the priest resident in Sfax. A woman throwing flowers. Montgomery departing and taking the salute. Montgomery and General Alexander in the car.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Deeming, E A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Division (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sfax, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)