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Title:GERMAN ATTACK ON SEDJENANE VALLEY; RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT AND DIVE BOMBING; CHURCHILL TANKS AND 25 POUNDERS IN ACTION AGAINST GERMAN TANKS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 357/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: British and French troops in the German attack on the Sedjenane Valley, Tunisia. The 56th Reconnaissance Regiment, B Squadron on patrol near Tally-Ho Corner, near Testour, Tunisia. A Stuka raid. Tanks at Ksar Mesouar (Qasr Mezouar), Tunisia.
Description: 28 February. Smoke shells bursting on Djebel Galb Sour to enable forward companies of the Durham Light Infantry, 139 Brigade, to retire after the first unsuccessful attack. Log huts in the foreground. The Corps d'Afrique returning along the road to Sedjenane to reassemble. Stretcher bearers resting at a small bridge on the Cap Serrat road. The stretcher bearers returning from the battlefront with casualties on stretchers. French and British troops returning to the lines to reorganise. The Durham Light Infantry marching across open ground for their second attack. A Bren gun team in scrub and going forwards.
27 February. An armoured reconnaissance car out on patrol. The patrol stops at a farm owned by French people. French farmers and Arabs look on. Bren carriers going over ploughed fields. The crew of one carrier trying to dislodge mud from the vehicle tracks. An Arab village used by the enemy is attacked by a Crusader tank and a Bren carrier. The village on fire. A bomb explodes during a Stuka raid. A Stuka diving. Spitfires appear on the scene. Unidentified heavy bombers or troop carriers fly in formation (possibly Dorniers).
28 February. B Sub-section, E Troop, 71st Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (?) firing 25 pounders. A Churchill tank. Smoke rising from a knocked out German tank over the crest of a hill. A line of Churchills. A distant Churchill tank on fire. Allied shells bursting near a railway cutting. The front end of a Churchill tank moving out of Ksar Mezouar (Qasr Mezouar) railway station.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Meyer (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Radford, John H. B. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Durham Light Infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, 139th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 71st Field Regiment (regiment/service)
Free French Army, Corps d'Afrique (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sedjenane, Tunisia (geography)
Qasr Mezouar, Tunisia (geography)
Djebel Galb Sour, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)