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Title:GENERAL GIRAUD TAKES SALUTE IN TUNIS [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 435/12/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: General Girard attends ceremonies in Tunis.
Description: General Giraud leaving the Residence Generale for the laying of wreaths on the war memorials. Panning shot from the car and escort to a cheering crowd. Close-up of the crowd. The General returning from the wreath-laying ceremony and taking up position outside the cathedral for the taking of the salute. A march past of French native mounted troops. Another contingent of French troops. Troops of the Zouaves Regiment. A march past of British troops. French motorised troops and French artillery. View of the crowd. The crowd cheers the British troops. General Giraud leaving the Residence Generale after the ceremony of taking the salute. Corporal Moseley from Bedford and Private Monks from Dartford (both of the Royal West Kent Regiment) buying a buttonhole to celebrate the occasion of the General's visit.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Best, W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Giraud, Henri H (person)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
Free French Army, 1st Zouave Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)