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Title:THE DESERT OVEN; DEIR EL RAGEL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 260/2/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A tank crew of the 22nd Armoured Brigade making a pie in the desert. Burning enemy vehicles.
Description: 12 September. A Cruiser tank with soldiers in the foreground. One man is mixing flour and water in a dixie and tells another to fetch margarine. Panning shot from the man's face to him stirring in the dixie. Another man pours in the milk. Another man looks on, kneeling down. Men standing around an upturned wooden box helping with the preparation. One rolls the pastry with a beer bottle and two others put apples into the dixie. The pastry is placed on top of the bottles. View looking down from the tank. The last piece of hanging pastry is cut off. Panning shot of the man carrying the pie from the box to the oven, which is made of old petrol tins. Close-up of a man taking the oven lid off. Another man carries the pie into the picture and puts it in the oven. The lid is replaced. Man looking bored waiting for the pie to cook. Panning shot as he removes the lid of the oven and replaces it quickly as it is hot. Another man patiently waiting.
10 September. Burning tanks in the desert. Close up of a burning tank. Other burning vehicles. A soldier looking at two German graves, with helmets on posts. A soldier directs a reversing truck. Soldiers open the back of the truck and pass boxes along a line into the truck.