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Title:PREMIERE OF DESERT VICTORY IN TUNIS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 475/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: On Allies Day, the films Desert Victory and America at War are shown at the Cinema le Colisée in Tunis for an audience of generals and VIPs.
Guests at a reception at the City Bourse after the films.
Description: The following arriving at the cinema in cars: Monsieur Schwarz, Controller General of Police; Major-General J G W Clark; Brigadier MacMillan, First Army; General Allfrey; the First Minister to the Bey of Tunis; three of the Bey's sons; the Prefect of Police of Tunis, General Barré, General Bergeron and the Archbishop of Carthage. The guests walking into the cinema as crowds watch in the street. Soldiers and civilians walking past. An unidentified brigadier arrives and takes his seat in one of the loggia boxes in the theatre. Another brigadier arrives. Major-General Clark takes his seat in the centre box. General Allfrey arrives and joins General Clark. A French naval officer (possibly James Joppe) takes his seat in the loggia. A son of the Bey of Tunis enters the centre box. Generals Allfrey and Clark chat with him. General view of the occupied boxes.
General view of the reception room filling up. General Barré chats with another French officer. The Archbishop of Carthage. Brigadier Clarke, an ex-footballer and boxer at the reception. The elderly Ministère de la Plume to the Bey talks to a young woman. General Allfrey talks to the Archbishop.