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Title:FIRST ARMY THANKSGIVING SERVICE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 456/2/1
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.
Description: The congregation stand to sing God Save the King. The congregation after the first hymn. Lieutenant-Colonel Reverend J V Pike and Reverend J W Steele at the improvised altar. Panning shot of the congregation in the amphitheatre and the Mediterranean Sea in the background. Close-up of Reverend Pike delivering the sermon. Close-up of the altar. Panning shot from the flag to the altar. Close-up of the Order of Service pamphlet issued to the congregation as a souvenir.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Carthage, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)