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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Various scenes taken during the First Army attack in the Medjez El Bab area.
Description: An anti-aircraft barrage over Souk El Arba and Souk El Khemis aerodromes. Bombers returning from a raid on enemy lines. Transport of various kinds moving into position for attack at dawn. Churchill tanks moving up to support the infantry. Churchills on the road at first light. A 25 pounder gun on a Valentine chassis with ammunition trunks on their way to the front. The first prisoners being brought in and kept on the move by bayonet point. Two German First Aid men bring in a wounded British soldier on a stretcher. Churchill tanks with infantry of the 1/4th Essex Regiment and the 4th Indian Division advancing behind them. Infantry and Churchill tanks advancing. Gurkhas from the machine gun battalion Company D in a German machine gun nest which they have taken. A German machine gun. A dead German soldier in a slit trench. A smokescreen is laid for the infantry. A British soldier examining a new German anti-tank gun. Panning shot of infantry of the 1/4th Essex Regiment and 4th Indian Division. Infantry and tanks. A large group of prisoners taken by the 1/4th Essex Regiment.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Courtney (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Essex Regiment, 1/4th Battalion (regiment/service)
Indian Army, 4th Indian Division (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Medjez el Bab, Tunisia (geography)
Souk el Arba, Tunisia (geography)
Souk el Khemis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)