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Title:FOR TUNISIAN CAMPAIGN FILM [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 459/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A re-enacted conference of officers who were in Blade Force, in an olive grove outside Tebourba. Shots taken for the Tunisian Campaign film.
Description: Two men digging a slit trench in the foreground as an armoured car enters the picture in the background. Captain R A Clarke of B Squadron, Derby Yeomanry, jumps out of the car and the camera pans over with him to the conference, which is just starting. Reverse angle over the shoulder of Colonel Hull of Captain Clarke entering the picture, saluting and sitting down. Colonel Hull addressing the conference. Major Buttenshaw (Staff Officer to Colonel Hull) and Major Dugdale, Second in Command of the 17/21 Lancers are present. The camera pans down to Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton-Russell, Commander-in-Chief of the 17/21 Lancers, sitting on the ground. Close-up of Colonel Hull addressing the conference.
Captain Rignold lists all the officers taking part in the conference as follows.
Standing left to right: Captain Mills 280 Battery, 49 Light Anti-Aircraft; Captain R D Duckworth, A Battery, 72 Anti-Tank Regiment; Major C G Buttenshaw; Major N Dugdale; Captain G T Ponsonby, Adjutant, 17/21 Lancers. Sitting left to right: Major H C Slesser, Commanding A Battery, 72 Anti-Tank Regiment; Major Maxwell, Squadron Leader, 17/21 Lancers; Colonel B Hull, Commanding Blade Force; Captain Ringland, Intelligence Officer, Blade Force; Lieutenant-Colonel R G Hamilton-Russell; Captain Goschen, B Company, 10th Royal Berkshires.
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 (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tebourba, Tunisia (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)