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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Honourable Frederick Jones, Defence Minister of New Zealand, visits 18th Army Group Headquarters in Tunisia after a tour of the battlefronts. The Commander-in-Chief, North Africa with senior officers.
Description: A Douglas transport plane arriving at Le Kef Aerodrome. A wing of a Boston plane is visible in the foreground. The plane taxies up the runway and stops. The door opens and the passengers leave the plane. The Honourable F Jones, New Zealand Defence Minister, leaves the plane. Close-up of F Jones with his aide-de-camp, the Commander-in Chief General Alexander and Captain R S V Simpson. A Mitchell plane landing. A captured German Fieseler Storch. General Alexander and the Defence Minister walking from the General's mess to his caravan. General Alexander, Air Marshal Cunningham and Major-General Charles Gairdner arrive at Le Kef aerodrome by car. They leave the car and prepare to board a plane for a conference in Algeria. General Alexander and Major-General Gairdner in the background as Air Marshal Cunningham adjusts his parachute harness. Close-up of General Alexander in the rear gunner's turret of a Boston bomber. The propeller starts up. Air Marshal Cunningham seated in the nose of the plane in the navigator's seat. General Alexander salutes as the plane leaves. The plane taxies down the runway.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Black, A W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Jones, Frederick (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Cunningham, Arthur (person)
Gairdner, Charles Henry (person)
British Army, 18th Army Group (regiment/service)
Keywords: Le Kef, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)