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Title:BATTLE AND ENTRY INTO TUNIS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 407/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 7th Armoured Division enter Tunis.
Description: Men brewing up before the battle. A burning half-track vehicle outside Tunis. Sherman tanks in action. A wounded German being treated by a medical officer. A civilian assists him. Armoured cars of the 11th Hussars are the first to enter Tunis. Armoured cars and tanks in battle in the town. Prisoners taken in the town. Men brewing up after clearing the town.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 300ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Note: AYY 407 was included in a short reel marked on the leader as NEWS VALUES - GOOD AND BAD COVERAGE, presumed to have been compiled for instructional purposes for the training of British Army Film Unit combat cameramen at the Army Film and Photographic Centre, based at Pinewood Studios 1943-1945. As the single short nitrate print (MGH 105) duplicated material already preserved, and had no explanatory intertitles, it was selected for disposal in 2012 as part of the IWM Nitrate Review.