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Title:RETURN OF PARACHUTE BRIGADE TO MAINLAND; MAJOR-GENERAL HOPKINSON SPEAKING TO THE 2ND PARA BRIGADE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 509/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 1st Parachute Brigade returning to Sousse after operations in Sicily.
The Commander of the 1st Airborne Division addressing troops between Sousse and Kairouan.
Description: Airborne troops of the 1st Parachute Brigade disembarking from landing craft at Sousse Harbour. Troops moving towards the camera and out of focus. A 6 pounder anti-tank gun being unloaded by men from landing craft. The anti-tank gun being fastened to a lorry prior to moving it off the edge of the landing craft. The gun being pulled off the landing craft by the lorry.
Major-General G F Hopkinson speaking to the 2nd Paratroop Brigade from the side of his car via a microphone. The Major-General's staff car leaving the parade ground, the car moves towards the camera. Troops marching from left to right from the parade ground. Close up of troops marching off, some smiling at the camera. Troops leaving the parade ground. Men of the 5th Battalion Scottish Paratroop Regiment (ie Parachute Regiment, 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion) marching off towards the camera.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Gibson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 1st Airborne Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 1st Parachute Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Parachute Regiment, 5th (Scottish) Parachute Battalion (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sousse, Tunisia (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)