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Title:THE ATTACK ON POINT 85 BY THE GREEN HOWARDS; A NEW GERMAN 88MM GUN CAPTURED [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 388/2/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 7th Green Howards attack an enemy strongpoint in Tunisia. A gun captured by the 2nd Cheshire Regiment near Point 85.
Description: Brigadier Cooke-Collis arrives in a Honey tank to see the position. He gets out of the tank and walks over to Lieutenant Nisotti (?), the platoon commander. The two men watch the enemy as they retreat. Infantry men in the foreground. The infantry storm Point 85 under heavy shellfire. Close-up of a Bren gun firing. Shell burst. Royal Engineers clear a track through a minefield and the infantry follow in single file. After reaching the outside of the minefield they spread out and storm the strongpoint. Infantry advancing after the gap has been cleared. Shells bursting. A smokescreen. Advancing infantry. Various shots of the gun. Captain Lyon and Lieutenant Curtis of the 445 Battery, 65th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery give a lecture on the gun to the gunners in their unit.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Taylor, A A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Cooke-Collis, Edward Cunliffe (person)
British Army, 69th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment), 7th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 65th Field Regiment, 445 Battery (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)