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Title:GENERAL ALEXANDER LEAVES NORTH AFRICA FOR SICILY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 511/2/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Commander of the 15th Army Group at El Ouina aerodrome, Tunisia, before departure for Sicily.
Description: Shot through the propeller blades of the nose of the General's aircraft, showing the name 'Patches'. The American crew standing at the door of the plane, RAF markings are visible on the right. The car arrives and General Alexander climbs out. He walks over to the plane. Panning shot from Alexander to a group of staff officers. Close up of Alexander talking to his ex-batman, Corporal G. Seago. Alexander shakes his hand. Alexander and his staff climb into the plane. The Airport Control building with a horse and cart passing in front. Panning shot from RAF officers entering the building to the 'Aviation Française d'Afrique - Transport Airiens' notice. The control tower, with the plane preparing to take off in the background.