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Title:AIR RAID ON BONE AND THE FIRST CONVOY TO BIZERTE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 435/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: A German air raid on Bône. The first Allied convoy reaches Bizerte. It is carrying stores, ammunition and materials for reconditioning the harbour at Bizerte.
Description: Gun flashes and tracers at night. The convoy of Tank Landing Craft and mine sweepers at sea. The convoy approaching Bizerte, passing into the harbour and tying up. The 208 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers, disembark to commence work. The crew of the leading vessel guiding the convoy in.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Hopkinson, Peter Richard Gunton1920-06-272007-06-28Hopkinson started him career in the film industry at the age of 16 as a clapper boy at Ealing Studios, then working at Denham Studios. He volunteered for overseas service in 1941and was an AFPU photographer and informant in the "Wartime Filming" interview project. He was sent to Persia initially to make a film about getting supplies through to Russia and made many other films in the Western Desert. He joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA). His career after the war was mainly filming documentaries and his last documentary was Whickers War, made in 2004. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: German Air Force (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
British Army (regiment/service)
Royal Navy (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers, 208 Docks Operating Company (regiment/service)
Keywords: Bone, Algeria (geography)
Bizerte, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)