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Title:AIR SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST AND EIGHTH ARMIES' GRANDE FINALE; NORTH AFRICAN DUST AND TROOP CARRYING VEHICLES; FIRST AND EIGHTH ARMIES DRIVE FOR TUNIS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 416/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Preparations for the final assault on Tunis.
Description: 6 May. Seventeen Mitchell bombers flying in formation to bomb accompanied by nine Spitfires. A formation of Marauder bombers. Another formation of bombers.
Scots Guards vehicles passing a corner in three-inch thick dust. Close-up of wheels passing the camera and dust on the road. Close-up of a scout car turning a corner and disappearing into its own dust. Men of the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards marching through a cornfield to board a Troop Carrying Vehicle. Close-up of the men climbing into the vehicle. Shot from inside the TCV showing Irish Guards entering it. Close-up of feet and hands of the men climbing into the vehicle. The TCV with its load moving off through the corn. A convoy of TCVs moving off.
7 May. Scorpion mine clearers pass a convoy of transport of vehicles near Massicault on the way to Tunis. Panning shot "Tunis" on a sign to a passing 25 pounder gun hauled by a quad going up to its new front. A Priest gun mounted on a tank chassis. Men of the 11th Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Artillery firing at the German 88mm guns from a cornfield. Close-up of the breech being loaded, fired and reloaded. German prisoners riding in on a half track vehicle and on an ammunition limber towed by the half track.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
West, J A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Scots Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Irish Guards (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, Honourable Artillery Company, 11th Battalion (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
Keywords: Massicault, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)