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Summary: I. "ROF girl's portrait is picture of the year." Dame Laura Knight and her model Ruby Loftus are accompanied by Director-General of Royal Ordnance Factories Sir Charles McLaren on their visit to the Royal Academy Summer exhibition to see Dame Laura's painting of Miss Loftus at work on a lathe. Item concludes with view of Miss Loftus actually at work.
II. "On the Soviet industrial front." Russian war production (view of mortars and ack-ack) is on "a stupendous scale. Good folks of USSR believe that God helps those who help themselves. They and we are members of the free world fighting and working to make a better way of life in which no man will be exploited."
III. "Warrior of the week." A Sergeant describes the old method of detecting mines, prodding bayonets into the sand, then film shows the new mine-detector which is considerably safer.
IV. "Allies on move east of Suez" a. Troops from the Belgian Congo under white officers and with Belgian nurses disembark at a port in the Middle East. b. Lieutenant General Holmes visits an Army ski school in Syria.
V. "Break through in Tunisia." Bostons drop anti-personnel bombs, Churchill tanks advance near Medjez-el-Bab and are attacked by Me 109s, Germans surrender and wounded are tended.
Production Details: Ministry of Supply (Production sponsor)
British Paramount News (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Knight, Laura (person)
Loftus, Ruby (person)
McLaren, Charles (person)
Holmes (Lieutenant-General) (person)
Royal Academy (regiment/service)
Royal Ordnance Factory (regiment/service)
British Army, Ski School (regiment/service)
Belgian Army, Congolese personnel (regiment/service)
Keywords: arts, British - fine arts: painting (object name)
industry, Russian - munitions (object name)
equipment, British - damage control: mine detector (object name)
propaganda, British - inspirational (object name)
delegations, British national - military: General Holmes visits ski school (object name)
operations, Belgian military - movement: ship (object name)
combat, Allied: Tunisia (object name)
GB, England & London, WC <Royal Academy> (geography)
Tunisia & Medjez (geography)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 853 ft; Running time: 9 mins