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Title:GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE 9TH ARMY VISITS THE SKI SCHOOL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 396/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A visit to the British troops in training at the Middle East Ski and Mountaineering School at The Cedars, near Tripoli, Syria [now Lebanon].
Description: Close-up of General Holmes at a window watching a demonstration through field glasses. A section gives a demonstration in camouflage by skiing away from the shelter of cedar trees wearing white ski suits. General Holmes and Colonel Nugent-Head, Officer Commanding the ski school walk away from the school to inspect tents and igloos. Captain Pugh, an Endurance expert from the Royal Army Medical Corps talks to the General about the tents. The General enters the igloo made by the troopers. He crawls out of the igloo and talks to the Adjutant Lieutenant McMahon. The General asks Corporal Buckley of the Royal West Kent Regiment how he is enjoying the training.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rodwell, K (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Holmes, William George (person)
British Army, Ninth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Middle East Ski and Mountaineering School (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tripoli, Lebanon (geography)
Middle East 1941-1944, Second World War (event)
Middle East 1939-1945 (theme)