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    Eighth Army defeats Axis forces in Africa after days of furious fighting

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: 8th Army Offensive: The Break Through

    AFRICA: Various:

    AEROPLANES, American. B. 25 Mitchell Bombers over desert..bomb explosions

    AEROPLANES. German. Wrecked planes at El Daba 'drome..plane crashing in flames N. V. G. Captured

    BARDIA. Pan of

    BOMBS C.U. Bombs falling explosions in desert

    BREN-CARRIERS. British enter Sidi Barrani

    DEATH 1 G: in desert

    EXPLOSIONS Infantry advance thro' barrage..(V.G) in desert.

    FLAGS Union Jack replaces Swastika at Tobruk

    GERMAN MILITARY. dead German in Desert

    HITLER, Framed picture in desert

    LORRIES. Huge supply column in desert..also in desert mud

    MERSA MATRUH. Tanks enter..wrecked ships & planes

    MILITARY BRITISH. BREAK THRO' W.DESERT..re-enter Debba..advance thro' barrage..tanks at Mersa Matruh..Brens enter Sidi Barrani..Bardia..infantry at Tobruk

    MINES, MINESWEEPERS & MINELAYING. Mine detecting in Desert

    PRISONERS OF WAR Italians shelter under plane wing in desert.. hundreds German & Italian w.tank escort..German Gen. von Thoma w.Gen. Montgomery

    SHIPPING Wrecked Axis ship in Mersa Matruh Harbour

    SIDI BARRANI. Bren gun carriers enter..mopping up

    SILHOUETTE. Tanks against sunrise w. Desert

    SUN & SUNSETS etc. Silhouette tanks against sunrise (bright gleam)

    TANKS. silhouette in sunrise (desert)..enter Sidi Barrani.. direct hit, blazing German tank..1 with hundreds of prisoners ..long column of CHURCHILLS

    TOBRUK. Infantry enter Tobruk..Union Jack replaces Swastika/

    Military - Active

    WWII, World War II, War, Second World War, German defeat: battleground, Allies, Axis, RAF, Royal Air Force, tanks, bombers
    Background: Eighth Army defeats Axis forces in Africa after days of furious fighting

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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