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Title:CAPTURED GERMAN PRISONERS; FIRST ARMY IN TUNISIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 409/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Prisoners in Crich El Oued. Conference with senior officers in Tunisia.
Description: 29 April. German prisoners captured by the Irish Guards while defending Hill 212 are marched to a POW cage. Panning shot of their feet on the dusty track to the Irish Guards in a Bren carrier escorting them. Mitchell bombers arriving back from a raid at Souk El Khemis aerodrome. Three planes landing as more wait to land. Air Marshal Coningham getting out of the navigator's seat of a Boston Bomber. General Alexander getting out of the rear gunner's place in the plane. Air Marshal Coningham and Major-General McCreery talking. The three men drive off in General Alexander's car. General Alexander with Lieutenant-General Anderson, Commander of the First Army, and Air Marshal Coningham talking together at First Army Headquarters in Thibar. Air Marshal Coningham and General Spaatz walking up to General Anderson's War Room. General Alexander and General Anderson leave the War Room and walk towards the camera. Close-up of General Alexander in the car talking to General Anderson. The car moves and General Anderson salutes General Alexander. General Alexander in the car with General Montgomery.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Black, A W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Coningham, Arthur (person)
Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel (person)
McCreery, Richard Loudon (person)
Spaatz, Carl Andrew (person)
Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
British Army, Irish Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Crich El Oued, Tunisia (geography)
Thibar, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)