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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The advance on Tunis and prisoners captured after its fall.
Description: 5 May. Transport of the First and Eighth Armies on the Medjez El Bab - Tunis road. The transport passing tanks. The congested road as they pass Furna. An enemy ammunition dump at the wine distillery in Furna. Damage caused by Allied artillery on the distillery. The damage inside the distillery. Signpost reading Massicault. Transport going through the village. A German sign indicating the position of the water point.
7 May. A signpost to Tebourba and Tunis. Enemy stores found near the signpost. An Italian tank abandoned near St Cyprien. An Arab looks at the tank with interest. He turns from the tank to watch the troop carriers pass. Prisoners arriving from Tunis.
8 May. Panning shot of prisoners in a camp. Italian Navy (Regia Marina) prisoners. Rations being issued to the prisoners. Prisoners scrambling to get the rations. New prisoners arriving and joining those already in the field. Prisoners arriving and others leaving on their way to the rear POW camp. Close-up of a prisoner wearing a topee and beard. Close-up of Italian sailors from a Regia Marina submarine captured at Tunis. Close-up of Italian officers. An Italian captain of the Air Navy Marines. Close-up of German officers. Close-up of prisoners. Prisoners drawing water.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Huggett, J. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Italian Navy, VASCO DA GAMA, frigate (regiment/service)
Keywords: Furna, Tunisia (geography)
St Cyprien, Tunisia (geography)
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)