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Title:LANDING OF ITALIAN PRISONERS AT SOUSSE HARBOUR [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 509/1
Other titles:MAJOR-GENERAL HOPKINSON BRIEFING TROOPS [Allocated Title]
BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Prisoners landing at Sousse Harbour from Sicily and Allied landing craft preparing to return there. Troops being briefed in Sousse.
Description: 16 July. Light vehicles aboard the Landing Ships for Tanks (LSTs) are lifted to the top deck. Italian and German prisoners captured in Sicily being brought ashore from LSTs in Sousse Harbour. German prisoners are loaded aboard a lorry for a prison camp. Prisoners looking out of the back of the lorry. Prisoners fill their water bottles before being marched off. The last lorry to be loaded with prisoners. 400 prisoners who landed that morning are marched to the prison camp with their escort.
19 July. Officers, NCOs and men of the 2nd Parachute Brigade seated on the ground being addressed by Major-General Hopkinson, Commander of 1st Airborne Division. Panning shot from left to right. The parade breaks up and men march off to their respective camps.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Spittle, B (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 1st Airborne Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 2nd Parachute Brigade (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Hopkinson, George Frederick (person)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sousse, Tunisia (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)