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Title:AFPU PERSONNEL RETURNING FROM WESTERN DESERT; COURBAN BAIRAM BENGHAZI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 286/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: I. AFPU personnel.
II. The Libyan Arab Force in the Western Desert.
Description: 27 November. Personnel from the Army Film and Photographic Unit arriving back at General Headquarters in Cairo.
19 December. The 3rd Battalion of the Libyan Arab Force standing at ease then sloping arms and giving the Present Arms. Officers salute. The salute is taken by General Sayed Rida el Mahdi El Senussi and Colonel H B Lynch. Close up of an officer. A march past. The General receives officers of the Libyan Arab Force, the Cyranaica Police Force and the Intelligence Corps. The General provides a feast of roast sheep and rice and sits at the head of the table. Colonel Lynch is on his left, looking at the film. The Political Officer of Benghazi, Major Bailey of the Intelligence Corps, is on his right. Local sheikhs and other guests enjoying the feast.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Lambert, R P (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Senussi, Sayed Rida el Mahdi El (person)
Lynch, H B (person)
British Army, Army Film and Photographic Unit (regiment/service)
Libyan Arab Force, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
Cyrenaica Police Force (regiment/service)
British Army, Intelligence Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Cairo, Egypt (geography)
Benghazi, Libya (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)