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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Turkish Military Mission with the Eighth Army from 14 to 23 March 1943.
Description: General Omurtak and his staff at Alamein. They visit the dump of destroyed enemy equipment. Colonel Grant, Area Commander of Tobruk, meets the Turkish Mission at the airfield. They inspect an American diesel engine used on the desert railway. The General and his staff visit the Base workshops of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers at Benghazi. The Mission visits Benghazi docks [Port AOD] where the General is introduced to Mustafa Muharem, Chief Engineer. Members of the Mission at a petrol can-filling depot. General Omurtak is met at Algiers by Colonel Fleming of the US Army. The Mission at the airfield. General Omurtak departs with General Smith, Chief of Staff of the US Army. The Mission meets Colonel de Libaresse, the French Chief of Staff at Algiers. A Guard of Honour at Allied HQ with General Smith. They meet Captain Bessant, Naval Chief of Staff at the docks. The Mission boarding a launch for a tour of the docks. They inspect a Base supply ship. A pipe band. General Omurtak, Lieutenant-General Noyan and Major-General Mengue pose with General Eisenhower for the camera. The Generals watching a display of arms put on by American forces at Algiers. The Mission arrives at Advanced Allied Headquarters North Africa and is met by General Alexander.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Groom, G (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Bedell-Smith, Walter (person)
Eisenhower, Dwight David (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Omurtak, Salih (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (regiment/service)
Turkish Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Alamein, Egypt (geography)
Tobruk, Butnan, Libya (geography)
Benghazi, Libya (geography)
Algiers, Algeria (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)