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Other titles:WORKSHOP OF ROYAL ENGINEERS; MAJOR-GENERAL HOPKINSON ADDRESSING TROOPS [Allocated Title]
BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Troops of the Airborne Division watching an ENSA show at Sousse. Workshop of the 1st Airborne Division in Sousse and the Commander of the 1st Airborne Division addressing troops.
Description: Panning shot of troops enjoying the ENSA show and the artists performing the first number on stage. The troops laughing and applauding. Four dancers on stage. Carrie Downes sings. Panning shot from part of the audience to the stage. The show's producer is Reg Leader and the other members of the cast are Rex Rashley, Leslie Romney and Zena Trenbo.
Panning shot of jeep and jeep trailers with equipment. A hose is placed on a trailer carrying an air compressor. A grease gun is placed aboard a trailer carrying a lathe and drilling machine. A trailer carrying general welding apparatus.
Panning shot of the equipment of a workshop of the 261 Field Park Company, Royal Engineers. Jeeps with their trailers moving into position to be unpacked.
Major-General Hopkinson arriving to talk to members of the 21st Independent Parachute Company. Troops standing in close and listening.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Spittle, B (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Hopkinson, George Frederick (person)
Downes, Carrie (person)
Rashley, Rex (person)
British Army, Royal Engineers, 261st Field Park Company (regiment/service)
British Army, 21st Independent Parachute Company (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sousse, Tunisia (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)