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Title:TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN - GENERAL PHOTOS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 440/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The First Army at Cape Bon, Tunisia.
Description: Prisoners of war (150 Germans and 150 Italians brought in by the 7th Indian Division) marching towards the camera. Close-up of Germans passing the camera. Morris Quads towing 25 pounder guns. Close-up of guns. Panning shot along a line of prisoners who have just been brought in. A German prisoner having a shave. A happy collection of Italian prisoners. German prisoners. Panning shot from a British guard to the compound wire and prisoners. Panning shot from the machine gun to a long line of prisoners ready to march to the POW camp. The column of prisoners winding down the hillside. Panning shot across abandoned German trucks. Prisoners in the background. The British moving up along the road. Abandoned German howitzers. Panning shot from the rear gun across to another with a vehicle burning in the background. A British Bren carrier races by along the track in search of Germans who have taken to the hills. Close-up of a blazing car. Panning shot from the blown away muzzle of a howitzer to a British soldier inspecting the gun. Panning shot across crowds of prisoners in a compound to a German medical officer standing outside an ambulance, treating the German wounded. Close-up of a German medical officer inspecting a patient's ear, damaged by the blast of 25 pounder shells. French infantry on the march. Close-up of the infantry passing the camera. A loaded mule of the French Muletier Force. Senior officers of General Messe's staff. General Messe in a car.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rodwell (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Messe, Giovanni (person)
British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Cape Bon, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)