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Title:RECOVERY OF TANKS AFTER BATTLE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 418/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men of the 100 Recovery Section, 6th Armoured Division at work after a battle on Goubellat Plain, Tunisia.
Description: The section preparing to recover a Crusader and a Sherman tank. Close-up of men fixing a pulley. Close-up of a D8 Caterpillar tractor and two ten-ton recovery vehicles in position. A Crusader tank being pulled back on to the road. The final pulling out. Close-up of a member of the section drinking from a four gallon tin. Close-up of men fitting a rope to a D8 tractor. Panning shot from the reflection of the tank on the river to a Sherman tank and recovery vehicles in the background. Close-up of men pulling a rope from the recovery vehicle to fix on a 4-1 pulley. Close-up of a D8 tractor driver bringing the tractor into position. Panning shot of vehicles coupled together showing two ten-ton recovery vehicles and a D8 tractor with men fixing the last coupling to the tank. Men attempting to pull the Sherman tank back onto the road. Close-up of a tank track being burned by a acetylene burner. Another Sherman tank coupled to a D8 tractor pulling a disabled tank back onto the road. The disabled tank on the road.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 100 Heavy Recovery Section (regiment/service)
Keywords: Goubellat, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)