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Title:WRECKED AIRCRAFT ON FONDOUK-CHOUCHA AIRFIELD; PRISONERS OF WAR CAMP [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 434/6
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Damaged enemy aircraft in Tunisia. A POW camp outside Tunis.
Description: An Italian Macchi plane shot down into a cornfield on the slopes of a hill. Men of the 10th Rifle Brigade examining the plane with a peak high in the background. The plane with open country behind it. The aerodrome at Fondouk-Choucha with the remains of German aircraft in the field. A Ju 52 with the nose and part of the fuselage burnt away. Close-up of the damage done to the Ju 52.
Panning shot of a large section of prisoners and a column moving off to a POW cage further from Tunis for interrogation by the Intelligence Corps. An armoured fighting vehicle going through Tunis. Crowds storm the car and some people sit on the car, cheering and waving.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Elvin, A R N (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, First Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 10th Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Fondouk, Tunisia (geography)
Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Fondouk-Choucha Airfield (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)