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Title:TRAINING OF COLOURED TROOPS FROM BELGIAN CONGO [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 437/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Belgian Congolese troops training under white officers at El Tahag, Egypt.
Description: Troops marching, drilling and doing an arms drill. Close-up of an officer shouting orders. Troops erecting a machine gun and infantry advancing. A trumpeter leads a bayonet charge. Close-ups of the trumpeter and officers. The Belgian flag is hoisted and lowered. Buglers call the troops to Physical Training. The Physical Training exercises. The troops singing native songs. Dancers in improvised traditional costumes. Close-up of a soldier beating a tom tom and a man dancing on his hands. The mortar section setting up mortars. An advance observation post section occupies trenches. A telephone cable is run out. An anti-tank gun section goes into action. The guns being hauled by jeeps. Guns being deployed and set up. A gun crew at work. Commanding officer Colonel Haas talking to his aide-de-camp outside the offices.