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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Preparations and actual battle scenes from the Battle of Tobruk, November 1941.
Description: AYY 169/1. 25 November 1941. Shots taken in rear of advance in the Western Desert showing various abandoned and burning enemy vehicles - tank-carriers, tanks, a crashed Messerschmitt. Columns of German and Italian prisoners.
AYY 169/2. 20 November 1941 Preparation of tanks for Battle of Tobruk.
21 Nov. 1941. Battle of Tobruk. Artillery firing, infantry and tanks advancing, shell bursts. Italian and German prisoners. Pipe Major of Royal Scottish Regiment playing to wounded men in slit trenches.
22 November 1941. Tanks attack various strong points in No Man's Land. Ack-ack guns being used on distant ground targets. Artillery in action against enemy tanks. Scottish regiment watching against possible enemy counter attacks.
AYY 169/3. 23 November 1941. Italian prisoners being brought in and advancing to surrender with white rags. Lieutenant-Colonel O'Carroll issuing orders. Italian prisoners repairing roads. Tank repair shop. Matilda tanks and infantry going forward towards El Duda. New Zealanders advancing.
AYY 169/4. New Zealanders at El Duda. Maintenance of tanks and guns during lull. Prisoners surrendering. Corpses. Infantry and tanks advancing up El Duda escarpment. Fixed bayonets.
AYY 169/5. 18 November 1941. Visit of General Sikorski to Polish troops in Tobruk, he decorates the Commander of the Polish Independent Parade Group, Major General Kupanski, with the Polish Cross. Visits gunners and decorates Polish gunner T Budzich with Military Cross for gallantry. He visits General Scobie at Divisional Headquarters. Also shots of machine gun exercise carried out by 1st Northumberland Fusiliers at Tobruk.