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Title:THIRD BATTALION WELSH GUARDS ADVANCE TOWARDS KAIROUAN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 389/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: British troops in battle for the heights overlooking Fondouk Pass in the advance to Kairouan, Tunisia.
Description: Major-General Keightley (Commanding 6th Armoured Division), Brigadier Lyon-Smith (Commanding Royal Artillery) and Brigadier Copeland-Griffiths give orders from the observation post to the Welsh Guards. Close-up of Major-General Keightley. A Vickers machine gun and crew near the observation post. Two machine guns and crew with an officer on lookout. Prisoners arriving. A prisoner being searched. Close-up of a prisoner. More prisoners arriving. Prisoners emptying their pockets. The heights which the Guards had stormed. Many dead German soldiers. A Guardsman looks at some papers near one of the bodies. An enemy dugout that had been used by German officers. One of the many machine gun posts. View from inside the machine gun post of the surrounding country. A Guardsman inside a machine gun post looking at equipment that had been left behind. An enemy anti-tank gun being inspected by Major Dorking of the 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Enemy equipment including machine guns and mortars.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Huggett, J. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Copeland-Griffiths, F A V (person)
Keightley, Charles Frederic (person)
Lyon-Smith, Tristram (person)
British Army, Welsh Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Fondouk, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)