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Title:REPATRIATION OF ITALIAN POWS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 427/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Wounded Italian prisoners arriving at Alexandria Docks for repatriation.
Description: Panning shot of the hospital ship «Tairea» at the docks and the Red Cross hospital train arriving alongside. Closer shots of the ship and train arriving. Prisoners of war being taken off the train on stretchers and being checked before going onto the boat. Men of the Highland Light Infantry and an Indian Pioneer Regiment act as stretcher bearers and assistants. View from the top of the train of the men being checked and taken up the gangway. Various shots of the men waiting to be checked, being checked and being carried onto the hospital ship.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Smales, Edgar Hiram1920-08-071984-09-19 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Highland Light Infantry (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Medical Corps (regiment/service)
British Red Cross Society (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, TAIREA (HMHS) (regiment/service)
Indian Army, Indian Pioneer Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Alexandria, Egypt (geography)
North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)