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Title:RECOVERY OF THE BARBARIAN - TANK RECOVERY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 242/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Recovery and removal of tanks near El Alamein.
Description: I. A Valentine tank stuck in salt marsh near the sea at Alamein. It belongs to 6th Battalion the Gloucestershire Regiment, attached to the Royal Armoured Corps.
II. 2nd Lieutenant Henderson holds a discussion with his men of the 4th Lines of Communications (LOC) Recovery Section regarding fixing cables to a damaged Valentine 19 ton tank at Tel el Eisa. A tractor pulls the tank free of the mud. The tank is loaded onto a transporter and the convoy departs for base.