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    The British Navy, Air Force, and Army begin attacks on Axis Forces in Libya

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Opening of the Attack in Libya

    AFRICA: Libya:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. AND NAVAL PLANES. General Sir Alan Cunningham leaves by plane for the Libyan front.. Air Force takes off to bomb enemy troops.

    CAMOUFLAGE. Camouflaged ships bombard hellfire (2nd time)

    CLOUDS Ominous clouds over sea

    CUNNINGHAM GENERAL. Sir Alan. W. Andrew Cunningham (brother) aboard flagship.. also leaving by plane for Libyan front

    CUNNINGHAM, ADMIRAL, Sir Andrew. (C-in-C) W. Brother Gen. Sir Alan Cunningham aboard flagship

    MILITARY BRITISH. Opening of the attack in Libya..(2nd time)..Gen.Sir A.Cunningham flies to front..map of operations..navy bombard Hellfire..troops in lorries move into no-man's-land..supply columns thro' barbed wire..tanks move up..air force takes off to bomb troops..artillery barrage..clearing minefields..tank crew during lull drinking tea..Andrew & Alan Cunningham aboard flagship

    NAVAL. Camouflaged ships bombard hellfire during 2nd advance on Libya..Andrew & Alan Cunningham aboard flagship

    TANKS. Tanks move up during opening of Attack in Libya.. (2nd time) ..crew drinking tea during lull

    Military - Active

    World War II, World War Two, WWII, war, Allies, Axis, Second World War, fighting, bombs, airplane, airplanes, aircraft, ship, ships, warship, warships, battleship, battlships, RAF, British Army, British Navy, 8th Army, Eighth Army, tank, armour, armoured, Lorrey, Lorries, Western Desert Campaign, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, warfare, artillery, infantry, troops

    Background: The British Navy, Air Force, and Army begin attacks on Axis Forces in Libya

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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