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Title:ENTRY BY SEA INTO BENGHAZI [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 286/4-3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: HMSAS Imhoff , a South African Navy minesweeper, enters Benghazi, Libya.
Description: HMSAS Imhoff approaching Benghazi harbour after leaving Tobruk. The mine detecting hammer is lowered fifteen miles outside the entrance to the harbour. The captain, Lieutenant Webb, sets his course for the harbour entrance. Close up of the hammer. The captain and his Number One look out for floating mines. Benghazi from five miles out, a German ship burning in the harbour. The Imhoff passes the harbour wall. The hammer is brought up. A seaman takes a sounding. Wrecks in the harbour. A burning oil tanker. Damage to the tow of the ship is visible. A seaman operates a winch.