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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: US Army Air Corps on arrival in the Middle East.
Description: 21 August. A US sentry at Tewfik Transit Camp. The American flag.
17 August to 21 August. Soldiers arriving in the camp. Resting in a tent. An officer giving orders. The first black American troops in the Middle East. Black troops dancing and shooting craps.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Berman, Monty1913-08-162006-06-14Second World War cameraman (AFPU); later became a noted film and television producer (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: United States Army Air Forces (regiment/service)
Keywords: Cairo, Egypt (geography)
Port Tewfik, Suez, Egypt (geography)
El Alamein 1942, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 708 ft; Running time: 8 mins
Notes: Dopesheet: Indicates last shots of black troops were cut by the American censor. Dopesheet refers to the "US Army Air Corps", but this was in fact effectively disbanded in 1941; by 1942 all US air units were technically part of the United States Army Air Forces.