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Title:ENTRY INTO TUNIS AND CIVIL RECEPTION [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 407/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 7th Armoured Division enter Tunis. Prisoners on the road.
Description: Armoured cars entering the city. Crowds cheering the vehicles of the 7th Armoured Division as they enter. Close-up of the Division sign. French flags flying. Cheering crowds in the street. Civilian and French Command being welcomed as they enter their hotel. Prisoners coming down the road. The artillery (4.5-inch Medium Artillery) moving up. Prisoners walking towards the camera. Close-up of officer prisoners walking towards the camera. German prisoners in a truck full of prisoners coming out of a cemetery. Italian prisoners getting water in a cemetery. Vaults.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Deeming, E A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 200 ft; Running time: 2 mins
Notes: Note: AYY 407 was included in a short reel marked on the leader as NEWS VALUES - GOOD AND BAD COVERAGE, presumed to have been compiled for instructional purposes for the training of British Army Film Unit combat cameramen at the Army Film and Photographic Centre, based at Pinewood Studios 1943-1945. As the single short nitrate print (MGH 105) duplicated material already preserved, and had no explanatory intertitles, it was selected for disposal in 2012 as part of the IWM Nitrate Review.