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Title:UNLOADING OF SUPPLIES FOR THE 8TH ARMY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 511/2/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: South African troops unloading supplies at the seaplane base at Augusta, Sicily.
Description: A British soldier crossing the Dittaino river and passing a dead soldier in the water. Panning shot from a dead German soldier up to the bridge. Panning shot from the town of Augusta and the converted docks to a group of landing craft. Basutos of the South African Pioneer Corps unloading rolls of barbed wire from the ships. Men unloading food from a barge. A man stacks a box of rations on a dump on the quay. The interior of a barge, panning to a smiling Basuto carrying supplies. A three-ton lorry loaded with petrol leaving the interior of an LCT. Various close up shots of troops unloading supplies. Panning shot from the end of an LCT to ammunition, rations and fuel to troops loading petrol onto lorries. View over the top of 4-gallon petrol cans to lorries being loaded. Close up of troops loading heavy timber from a landing craft onto a lorry.