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Title:LIEUTENANT-GENERAL MONTGOMERY, 8TH ARMY COMMANDER IN FORWARD AREAS; A BREN CARRIER ON RECCE UNDER MOUNT HIMEIMAT; WINSTON CHURCHILL IN THE DESERT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 253/4
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Activity in the Western Desert.
Description: 23 August. Montgomery visits the defended area held by the New Zealand Division. He tours the New Zealand Artillery with General Freyberg and Brigadier Weir. He meets Brigadier Robertson of the 132 Brigade which consists of the Queens Own Royal East Kent Regiment ("the Buffs"), all recently arrived in the Western Desert. Montgomery wears an Australian hat with New Zealand badge as protection against the sun.
19 August. After advancing through shell fire to the base of Mount Himeimat a sergeant finds it unoccupied.
20 August. The Prime Minister visits the 4th Light Armoured Brigade and a New Zealand cemetery.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Groom, G (Production individual)
Neill, N S (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Freyberg, Bernard Cyril (person)
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer (person)
New Zealand Army, New Zealand Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 4th Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 132nd Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal East Kent Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Qaret el Himeimat, Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)