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Title:DUST; FEEDING AT THE FRONT; TIGER TANK [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 402/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 4th Division in Tunisia.
Description: Tanks, carriers, lorries and jeeps travelling over country tracks causing large clouds of dust in their wake. The cook beats a suspended frying pan as a gong. The Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) gives a soldier a haircut in the field. Close-up of the RSM's arm and the soldier's head showing the RSM's badge of rank. He rushes off and picks up his plate and mug. A soldier in a slit trench wakes up, grabs his mess tin and heads for the cookhouse. Three office personnel leap from the "I" truck and head for the cookhouse. The men queue up and are given bully beef fritters, bread and a mug of tea. A view of the men being served taken from behind the cooks. A soldier enjoying his tea. The RSM drinking his tea. A bulky sergeant finishes his tea and collapses into the slit trench, he pulls a face, puts a camouflage net over his face and goes to sleep. The operator in the signal truck removes his headphones and he and his assistant leave the truck with mess tins in hand. Infantry dug in in the front line with mortar bombs bursting behind them. A Tiger tank captured by the 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters after fighting west of Medjez El Bab.