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Title:FIRST ARMY THANKSGIVING SERVICE; PRESENTATION OF AWARDS; FOOTBALL MATCH [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 456/1/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A Thanksgiving Service held by the First Army for the Allied victory in North Africa, held at the amphitheatre in Carthage.
General Anderson presenting awards to men of the First Army for their distinguished service during the final phase of the Tunisian Campaign.
A football match arranged as a gesture of Anglo-French friendship between the First Army and the Tunis football league, held at the Stade Municipal, Tunis.
Description: General Anderson, First Army Commander, arrives at the service and walks to his seat in front of the improvised altar. The General and other senior officers singing a hymn with rows of troops up the side of the amphitheatre visible in the background. Panning shot from right to left. The General leaving the amphitheatre. Other senior officers leaving the amphitheatre.
Shots of the presentation. Close-ups of the awards being given and pinned on. Close-ups of handshakes. Panning shot from the Pipe Band of the 51st (Highland) Division to the ranks of men and the presentation table. Close-up of the General's aide-de-camp handing him the next ribbon.
The football players marching onto the field. The Union flag and French flag are hoisted. Pan of flag pole. Close-ups of players including a brief inspection by General Freeman-Attwood. Close-up of the captains (Azzopardi and Mark Hooper) shaking hands before kick-off. Panning shot of the grandstand and the match in progress. Incidental shots during the match.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lupson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Black, A W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel (person)
Freeman-Attwood, Harold Augustus (person)
British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Carthage, Tunisia (geography)
Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)