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Title:COUNTER ATTACK BY 142 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS AND LOYALS AT GRENADIER HILL AND BANANA RIDGE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 441/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Counter attack by British troops in Tunisia.
Description: Twin engined American medium bombers during the aerial attack. Panning shot past three Churchill tanks of B Squadron, 142 Royal Armoured Corps ending on a Churchill Amiens tank blazing. Rear view of the tank burning. An abandoned water truck with a blazing gun tractor beyond. Panning shot from smoke rising from the burning trucks to a blazing gun tractor and then a Churchill tank moves into the picture. The blazing tractor with two Churchill tanks going past it. Artillery transport and blazing haystacks. Close-up of a blazing truck, panning shot to a dead soldier. Panning shot over Churchill tanks showing a modified Mark IV tank in the foreground and another knocked out German tank. Panning shot along Churchill tanks showing a Mark IV tank with a 75mm gun. A Mark IV tank blazing in the middle distance with a shell bursting beyond it. Close-up of a knocked out Mark IV tank with transport and haystacks burning in the distance. Close-up of another Mark IV tank, nearly burnt out. Prisoners from the Hermann Goering Paratroops being questioned and searched. Close-up of Sergeant Harris and Lance-Corporal Lamb of the Regimental Police, 1st Battalion, Loyals searching prisoners' effects. Four Hermann Goering paratroops. Close-up of a young surly prisoner. Major Heyland of A Squadron, 142 Royal Armoured Corps towing a Mark IV tank with 75mm gun. Close-up of a Mark IV tank after its ammunition had exploded, with the turret and deck armour lying on the ground. Close-up of the turret on the ground at the rear of the burning tank. Another captured Mark IV tank with a 75mm gun.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Radford, John H. B. (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Armoured Corps, 142nd Regiment, A Squadron (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Armoured Corps, 142nd Regiment, B Squadron (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich), Fallschirmpanzerdivision 1 Hermann Goering (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)