• Short Summary

    British Eighth Army launches the Battle of Egypt against the Nazi German Afrika Korps with support from the Royal Air Force

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: 8th Army Offensive

    NORTH AFRICA: Various:

    AEROPLANES. R.A.F. Aerial views 8TH ARMY battlefield..planes attack..bombs drop..explosions in sand.

    BOMBS Drop & bursts in Desert when 8th Army attack

    W.Gen.Montgomery in Desert when 8th Army attack

    DEATH & DEATH-RAYS 1G: Hanging out of tank in desert

    GERMAN MILITARY. Dead German (nude to waist) hanging out of tank during 8th Army attack in Desert..& dead bodies on ground..thousand of prisoners taken

    GUNS. 8TH ARMY ADVANCE..shells for tank's guns..tanks firing..night bombardment V.G..25 pnds.

    MILITARY BRITISH. 8TH ARMY ADVANCE..Trumpeter..tanks throw up sand.. shells fro tank guns..planes attack, bombs, bursts in sand..men on alert in sandpits & at guns.. Gen. Montgomery w. Air Vice Marshal Conyngham.. night bombardment V.G..soldiers crawling froward.. 1 Afrika Korps prisoner in camp, then thousands.. tank advances thro' gun fire..observation post.. Red X lorries & stretchers..aerial view of battlefield..dead German on tank (nude to waist).. troops advance thro' smoke..dead bodies

    MILITARY BRITISH. pigeon service for messages..men take meal by seashore.. R.E.M.E. Recovery Section for tanks

    MONTGOMERY LT. GEN. W. Air Vice Marshal Conyngham when 8th Army attack

    PIGEONS. Pigeon Service used for carrying messages in Desert

    PRISONERS OF WAR One prisoner in camp in W.Desert campaign (8th Army Attack)..thousands in barbed wire camp.. streams in desert as we advance..German & Italian

    RED CROSS. Red X lorries on the move in desert when 8th Army attack..wounded on stretchers etc.

    SAND AND SANDSTORMS. Tanks throw up sand when 8th Army Attacks in desert

    SHELLS Loading shells for anti-tank guns in desert

    SILHOUETTE. of troops & tanks against gun flashes in W. Dessert when 8th Army Attacks

    TANKS. Tanks throw up sand in 8th ARMY ADVANCE..shells for guns..advance thro' gunfire..R.E.M.E. Recovery Section for tanks..VALENTINE'S fire guns.

    Military - Active

    Crusader Cruiser tanks, Panzer tank, armoured cars, Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, General Harold Alexander, Commander-in-Chief Middle East command, Valentine tank, Egypt, Libya, Tobruk, ammunition, Cairo, Qattara Depression, minefield, Consolidated B-25 "Billy Mitchell" bombers, Bristol Blenheim, 250 pound bombs, aerial bombardment, combat footage, fighting, Air Vice Marshal Arthur Conyngham, 25 pound artillery shells, barrage, bayonet charge, Desert Rats, the Desert Fox, prisoner of war camps, POW, prisoners, casualties, wounded, casualty, attack, Red Cross, trucks, lorry, lorries, stretcher bearers, infantry attack, howitzers, Australia, Australian Army, New Zealand, South Africa, South African Army, Free French forces
    Background: British Eighth Army launches the Battle of Egypt against the Nazi German Afrika Korps with support from the Royal Air Force

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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