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Title:26TH ARMOURED BRIGADE AT REST [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 423/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 6th Armoured Division at rest in the hills near El Aroussa after fighting at Kairouan and on the Goubellat Plain.
Description: The 26th Brigade Headquarters Harbour. Close-up of two members of a tank crew reading a copy of "Crusade". Close-up of Sergeant Davies reading a magazine sent from home. Trooper Crane is asleep beside him. Brewing morning tea. Close-up of one of the tank drivers washing his clothes. A scout car troop. Corporal Wills tightening the wheel nuts of his Dingo car. A member of the 16/5 Lancers writes a letter home. A batch of mail arrives and is handed out. A bundle of papers is opened and the headlines read. Vehicles passing along a road in clouds of dust. Close-up of the feet of two marching soldiers. Dust thrown up from the wheels of vehicles. Panning shots of the vehicles travelling.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Penman, D HBritish Army cameraman in WWII (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 6th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 26th Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 16th/5th Queen's Royal Lancers (regiment/service)
Keywords: El Aroussa, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)