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Title:CHURCHILL'S VISIT TO NORTH AFRICA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 468/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Prime Minister arrives in Tunisia with the Foreign Secretary and senior officers including General Eisenhower, General Alexander and Sir Alan Brooke. They are met by General Anderson and Air Vice Marshal Coningham.
Description: 1 June. Churchill alights from the York four-engine transport plane and is met by General Anderson. He walks away from the plane and towards the camera where he stops and smiles into the camera and gives the "V" sign. He drives away through a crowd of troops.
2 June. Churchill's car escorted by British military police on motorcycles going over the rebuilt bridge over the River Medjerda. Churchill and Sir Alan Brooke inspect a knocked out German Mark VI tank. They look at the 88mm gun on the tank. Churchill's party inspecting the tank. Close up of Churchill, Sir Alan Brooke and General Anderson walking around one side of the tank to the camera, Churchill looks up and smiles at the camera.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
West, J A (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (person)
Eden, (Robert) Anthony (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Brooke, Alan Francis (person)
Anderson, Kenneth Arthur Noel (person)
Eisenhower, Dwight David (person)
Coningham, Arthur (person)
British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunisia (geography)
Medjerda (river) (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
British Army 1939-1945 (theme)