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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The Commander of the French forces visits Tunis.
Description: General Giraud lays a wreath at the Muslim War Memorial and takes the salute as The Last Post is played. He shakes hands with and chats to Muslim clerics and priests. Arab mounted troops outside the French War Memorial. Panning shot of crowds in the streets. A French military band playing during the march past. General Giraud taking the salute outside the cathedral during the march past, with Major General Evelegh on his left. Scenes of the crowd. The French military band and the 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers during the march past. British and South African soldiers walking through the streets with French people. One soldier carries bagpipes. The crowd listening to news of the enemy's surrender at Cap Bon through loudspeakers in the street. Crowds standing to attention for the Marseillaise. A section of the crowd clapping and cheering General Giraud. Girls wearing national costume having fun with French and English soldiers during the celebrations.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Smales, Edgar Hiram1920-08-071984-09-19 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Giraud, Henri H (person)
Evelegh, Vyvyan (person)
Free French Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Lancashire Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
South African Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tunis, Tunisia (geography)
Tunisia 1942-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)