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Title:ATTACK ON SUGAR LOAF HILL, TOUKABEUR AND CHAOUACH; ATTACK ON DJEBEL ANG AND HEIDOUS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 393/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 11th Infantry Brigade attack on Sugar Loaf Hill. Men of the 142 Royal Armoured Corps, the Suffolk Regiment and the Lancashire Fusiliers at Djebel Ang.
Description: 11 April. Shell and bomb craters. A soldier running past craters. Panning shot along a rocky ridge, ending on the town of Chaouach. Signal wires and insulators.
14 April. Four Austrian NCO prisoners walking out of the POW collecting point at Chaouach. The prisoners being marched out. Panning shot of prisoners in the truck. The truck drives off. Austrian POWs help to move a disabled Bren carrier off the road to let Churchill tanks through while being marched to the rear. The same shot taken from the top of a Churchill tank. Churchill tanks move forwards, passing the prisoners. The Austrian prisoners being formed up and marched to the rear. Churchill tanks going forwards through hilly country. A tank moving up a steep slope. A Churchill stopped short of a crest tests its turret traverse before going up the crest to give covering fire to Lancashire Fusiliers on the right flank. Five more Austrian POWs being marched back. A Churchill tank climbing a slope to give covering fire. Fusilier Albert Hooper of the Lancashire Fusiliers leading two pack mules with rations up to the Fusiliers. Mule trains carrying rations and ammunition. Two men unloading a mule.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Radford, John H. B. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 11th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Armoured Corps, 142nd Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Suffolk Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Lancashire Fusiliers (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Chaouach, Tunisia (geography)
Djebel Ang, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)