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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 11th Infantry Brigade advance beyond Chaouach, Tunisia.
Description: Shell bursts on a distant mountain range. Smoke covering Longstop Hill after an Allied bombing attack. Men of the 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers reorganise and prepare for a further advance beneath Djebel Bettiour. View from Djebel Bettiour of Medjez El Bab in the valley, showing French soldiers with mules. The command post of the Lancashire Fusiliers in the mountain crags. Infantry of the Lancashire Fusiliers and Northamptonshire Regiment advancing under enemy mortar fire across open ground, assisted by Churchill tanks. Tanks manoeuvring and shells bursting. The high pointed peak of Djebel Tanngoucha, formerly used as an enemy observation point. The village of Heidous. An artillery observation plane flies over the battle. Shell bursts as the pointed peak is shelled, followed by smoke gradually covering it. A Churchill tank approaches.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 11th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Northamptonshire Regiment, 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Djebel Bettiour, Tunisia (geography)
Djebel Tanngoucha, Tunisia (geography)
Medjez el Bab, Tunisia (geography)
Heidous, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)