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Title:BRITISH ENTRY INTO THE HOLY CITY OF KAIROUAN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 390/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Kairouan after the entry of British troops.
Description: View of Kairouan from the west. The mosque in the town. The inhabitants of the town greeting the British troops. Major Hugh Stewart (Officer Commanding the Number 2 Army Film and Photographic Section) receiving the Freedom of the City from the Mayor surrounded by cheering French people. A church with a white belfry standing out against the sky. Major Stewart surrounded by some of the local population. Three French girls walking along the main street of the town. A local gives the "V" sign. The girls give another sign over his shoulder then laughingly walk past the camera. A jeep of the Derbyshire Yeomanry covered with flowers and bearing the Union flag and Tricolore. Resting German prisoners. Two British motorcyclists enter the town and are greeted by the French. A group of girls wearing various "V" signs and waving Union flags pose for a close up shot. Flags (French and Tunisian ?) fly over the Banque de Tunisie. Crusader tanks passing through the town. German prisoners are marched through the town en route to a POW camp. A Frenchman sings.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
West, J A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, No 2 Army Film and Photographic Section (regiment/service)
British Army, Derbyshire Yeomanry (regiment/service)
Keywords: Kairouan, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)