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Title:WHAT HAPPENS TO A GERMAN PRISONER [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 210/3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Film showing how German prisoners are dealt with after capture.
Description: On 8 April 1942, Erich Frystatzki and Sergeant Unteroffitzer Kurt Gerhardt were captured by the South Africans with 165 Italians. Erich was a driver for General Schmidt. Kurt was a Doctor of Philosophy in Berlin.
Italian prisoners are searched and photographs examined. Erich is questioned by an Intelligence Officer. He finally answers their questions. Italian prisoners clamour for cigarettes, which they are given. The sentry promenades outside the barbed wire as prisoners cling to the edge of the cage. Erich is searched for papers and concealed weapons. Kurt chats to an Italian prisoner. The two Germans smoke cigarettes. A South African speaks to Kurt. Erich and Kurt entering the prison cage with their equipment, which they have been allowed to keep, along with their blankets. Erich laces up his knee boots. The Germans sit apart from the Italians. Erich eats his "bully" ration and smiles.