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Title:CAPTURE OF HILL 226 (BOU HILL) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 414/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The capture of Bou Hill and general advance by the 24th Guards Brigade, 3rd Infantry Brigade and 7th Armoured Division.
Description: Shells bursting on enemy positions with British troops making an attack in the foreground. A Royal Artillery officer in an observation post in the foreground. An ambulance and other vehicles racing along the track towards the front line with reserve tanks stationary in the foreground. Artillery firing.
Panning shot of the valley at early dawn with an artillery barrage in progress. 5.5-inch medium guns of "A" Troop, 58th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery firing. Close-up of the Number 3 gun being fired and reloaded. Close up of the gunner repeating the order to fire.
Panning shot of Sherman tanks and vehicles of the 7th Armoured Division proceeding to front line positions. Panning shot from a tank with a 25 pounder gun in the foreground firing and a column of tanks of the 7th Armoured Division moving up in the background. A German Mark VI tank with an 88mm gun knocked out by a 17 pounder anti-tank gun of "BB" battery, 81st Anti-Tank Regiment. The gunner is Sergeant Walker. Panning shot from another Mark VI tank to other enemy tanks knocked out in the same battle. Close-up showing two holes in the turret of a Mark VI made by the 17 pounder shells.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 3rd Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 24th Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 81st Anti-Tank Regiment, BB Battery (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 58th Medium Regiment, A Troop (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)