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Title:COUNTER ATTACK ON FLIES; NEW ZEALANDERS DIG IN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 253/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Members of the New Zealand Division and 132nd (Kent) Infantry Brigade (Queen's Royal West Kent Regiment) at El Aguri (Sidi el-Aguri).
Description: I. New Zealand and British soldiers try different headgear to keep flies away. Fly traps made from petrol cans, old fruit and liquid poison.
II. Members of 7th Field Company, New Zealand Engineers dig out a defensive position with bulldozers. They stop for a cup of tea. A section of the Queen's Royal West Kent Regiment advance under mortar fire after arrival in the Western Desert. The wreckage of an Italian Macchi 202 aircraft brought down by a Spitfire.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Groom, G (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: New Zealand Army, New Zealand Division (regiment/service)
New Zealand Army, Corps of Royal New Zealand Engineers, 7th Field Company (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sidi el Aguri, Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)