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Title:ENTRY INTO TOBRUK; WESTERN DESERT; REOPENING SOLLUM PASS; WESTERN DESERT CAMPAIGN [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 276/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The British army recapture Tobruk, Libya.
Description: A car from the Army Film and Photographic Unit entering Tobruk. A 2-inch and 6-inch camera lens. Hauling down the Nazi flag and replacing it with the Union Jack. Walking over a swastika. The 1/6 Queens Regiment entering Tobruk. View of Halfaya. Military transport waiting to come up through a pass. Filling a crater in the road. Traffic passing over the newly constructed road. A German being interrogated by British officers outside Tobruk. A reconnaissance party returns after locating mines along the road. A mine buried in the middle of the road is hauled out. Signboard for Tobruk in the background. A lorry load of troops moving forward to take the town. At one pm troops of the 131 Brigade (lorried infantry), 7th Armoured Division march into Tobruk and take possession, after trekking across the desert. Crowds cheering.
Production Details: Army Film and Photographic Unit (Production company)
Flack (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Macdonald, D I (Production individual)
Garnham (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Wernham, John19072007(1907-2007) British soldier, photographer and osteopath. Sergeant John Wernham (Production individual)
Wolfe (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 7th Armoured Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Regiment, 3rd Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Queen's Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Tobruk, Butnan, Libya (geography)
Halfaya Pass, Egypt (geography)
Western Desert 1940-1943, North Africa, Second World War (event)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)