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Title:THE END OF THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 439/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General Freyberg awaiting the arrival of General Messe to surrender at Wadi Castla bridge, north of Enfidaville.
Description: General Freyberg with staff officers including Brigadier D A H Graham of the 56th London Division; Brigadier Lyne, Commander of the 169th Infantry Brigade; Colonel Richards of the 22nd Armoured Brigade and Brigadier Pip Roberts assembled at the demolished bridge. They talk to each other and look through field glasses at the distant hills. German and Italian prisoners carrying white flags straggling towards the opposite side of the bridge. The prisoners look uncomfortable. Men of the Eighth Army walking across the pathway through a minefield, marked with white tape. (The prisoners are signalled to approach but some of them were injured when they accidentally detonated mines.) General Freyberg leaving in his armoured car.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Acland, A W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Freyberg, Bernard Cyril (person)
Graham, Douglas Alexander Henry (person)
Lyne, Lewis Owen (person)
Roberts, George Philip Bradley (person)
Richards, A A (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 56th Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 22nd Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 169th Brigade (regiment/service)
Keywords: Enfidaville, Tunisia (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)