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Title:THE DUST ROADS OF THE ADVANCE; GRENADIER GUARDS EMBUSSING; 25 POUNDERS; PRIEST GUN; PRISONERS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 411/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Vehicles of the Scots Guards 1st Division near Medjez El Bab. The 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards embossing for Massicault. 25 pounder guns being moved up. The First and Eighth Armies driving to Tunis.
Description: 6 May. Close-up of vehicles' wheels passing in the dust. A convoy advancing through a cloud of dust. Panning shot of a vehicle turning a corner and causing a large volume of dust to thicken the air. Guardsmen getting on the bus. Panning shot of the Troop Carrying Vehicle. The vehicles passing through a farm at the start of the journey. Close-up of a Bren carrier in the convoy. TCVs going away from the camera.
7 May. A convoy of 25 pounders and quads passing through Bordj El Amri. Close-up of a First Army sergeant controlling traffic standing in front of a sign for Bordj El Amri. A Priest gun firing from the plains near Massicault. Close-up of the barrel of the gun. Prisoners in a captured German half tracked lorry. Panning shot of officers in a car to a loaded lorry carrying prisoners. Prisoners sitting on the lorry.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Gemmell, J (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Scots Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, 1st Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bordj El Amri, Tunisia (geography)
Massicault, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)