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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The POW camp at St Cyprien. RAF bomb damage in Tunisia. Scenes in Tunis. The Commander of the French in Tunis.
Description: 10 to 12 May. A German prisoner enjoying tinned fruit. An English padre working with the Red Cross dressing the wounds of a German prisoner. Aerial shots of damaged hangars and German aircraft at Tunis airport. The main swimming pool in Tunis. The main thoroughfare from east to west. The main thoroughfare leading from the harbour to the centre of the town, showing the cathedral. General view of Tunis with the bay in the background. Aerial shots of Churchill tanks proceeding towards Tunis.
11 May. A twin engined aircraft lands at Tunis airfield. General Giraud gets out of the plane and salutes the officers who greet him. Close-up of the General. The General with Lieutenant-Commander J Lindres and Lieutenant Commander Biret (?). The group leaving the plane. General Giraud coming down the steps of the Governor General's residence and receiving flowers from two women in national dress. The General entering his car. The General leaving the car and walking towards the Muslim War Memorial. The flowers are placed on the Memorial. Close-up of a trumpeter. View of the crowds. General Giraud walks up to the French War Memorial, places a wreath of flowers and gives the salute. Close-up of the General talking to ex-servicemen. The General walking to the car. The General driving off. A member of the British Fire Service entering the Tunis post office wearing a respirator to inspect a fire in the cellar. Panning shot of the General returning to the Governor's residence. British soldiers walking around Tunis with French girls in national costume. Close-up of the two girls who presented the general with flowers. The general inspecting French troops on parade.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Giraud, Henri H (person)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: St Cyprien, Tunisia (geography)
Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)