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Title:THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WINSTON CHURCHILL [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 252/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Prime Minister in the Western Desert.
Description: Winston Churchill visits troops in the Western Desert accompanied by General Sir Alan Brooke; General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief of the Middle East Forces; Lieutenant-General Montgomery, Eighth Army Commander; Lieutenant-General Horrocks, XIII Corps Commander and Lieutenant-General Freyberg, Commander of the New Zealand Division. The Prime Minister visits representatives of the 7th Armoured Division and is greeted by Major-General Renton. He inspects the troops and a New Zealand cemetery before having lunch at XIII Corps HQ and making a recording for the BBC. He then returns to Eighth Army HQ and changes into a light grey suit. He inspects the staff officers of the Eighth Army with General Alexander.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Jordan, William 'Billy'1918-03-272005 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (person)
Brooke, Alan Francis (person)
Horrocks, Brian Gwynne (person)
Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Freyberg, Bernard Cyril (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Renton, James Malcolm Leslie (person)
British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
New Zealand Army, New Zealand Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, XIII Corps (regiment/service)
Keywords: Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)