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Title:SHOTS IN TUNIS AND POW CENTRE AT ST CYPRIEN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 435/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes in Tunis after its capture. Prisoners in a POW centre at St Cyprien.
Description: Close-up of men of the London Irish Rifles walking through Tunis. Close-up of an English soldier drinking wine with a French woman from Tunis. Crowds listening to the Number 1 Amplifier Unit. Close-up of the faces in the crowd. Panning shot from the top of a large building decorated with French flags to the crowd listening to the Amplifier Unit. Panning shot from the French flag on top of the cathedral down to the cathedral steps. The Resident Governor General Juin, General Barré (Troop Commander) and General Jurion (Divisional Commander) leaving the cathedral. Close-up of the three generals entering the residence of General Juin. German and Italian prisoners in the POW centre. Close-up of prisoners and a Churchill tank on the roadside. Close-up of a prisoner looking over a wire. Close-up of a Russian prisoner's identity card. Close-up of a Russian prisoner. Close-up of prisoners rushing to get into trucks waiting to take them to the permanent POW camp. Military Band (German Grenadiers ?) plays. Close-up of the brass section with the conductor giving the salute. Various shots of the military band playing.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Juin, Alphonse P (person)
Jurion, Maurice-Charles-Henri-Félicien (person)
Barré, Georges (person)
British Army, London Regiment, 18th Battalion (regiment/service)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Prisoners of War, North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)