• Short Summary

    Graphic pictures show thoroughness of General Montgomery's preparation of assault on Wadi Zemzen.

  • Description

    SLATE - GOOD SCENES

    EGYPT: Alexandria

    View of Alexandria; Four Good GTV pans of Alexandria showing buildings, etc.

    LIBYA, Africa: Montgomery with War Correspondents.

    LV Montgomery with Ashwood and two correspondents, sitting on steps leading to camouflaged hut.

    Good Scenes:

    SCU Montgomery with Ashwood looking at map. SV Montgomery gets up from sitting on steps, Ashwood and two correspondents salute and walk away. FULL CUFV Montgomery in conversation.

    Marble Arch, Africa: GV pan desert, barren. GV narren desert and road pan to CU sign "SYDNEY ROAD" and "MEMORIAL." CU pan large sign "EL ALAMEIN." GBV convoy of lorries thru "MARBLE ARCH." LV lorries thru Arch pan up to Arch. CU top of Arch with inscription in Italian. LBV lorries thru Arch. CU pan up figures carved inside Arch. LV

    Gen. Alexander Spends Xmas in the Desert.

    LV Alexander out of Lockheed Hudson. SV Alexander standing talking with three officers. SV Alexander unloading bananas from Hudson, another officer unloading radio. SCU Alexander unloads box of whiskey from Lockheed Hudson.

    Marble Arch Libya, Africa: Good Scenes:

    SCU Alexander takes wooden box from plane. STV pan bananas, turkeys. SCU Alexander laughing and holding turkey.

    Christmas Day With Tankmen.

    LBV Army chaplain speaking and LV pan men sitting listening. LFV Padre speaking in b-d and backs of troops in f-d. Semi Side View line of tank men signing. SBV padre speaking and FV men listening bowed heads. Semi side view tank man pulling cork out of rum bottle. CU pan up rum bottles, to tankman pulling out cork and laughing. SCU tankmen carving turkey, soldiers watching. CU carving turkey. SCU side view tankman pouring out rum ration for soldier. STV pan down officers serving out Xmas dinner to long queue of troops. CU tankman eating and laughs. SCU pan group of six tankmen sitting eating and laughing.
    Background: Graphic pictures show thoroughness of General Montgomery's preparation of assault on Wadi Zemzen.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA77INCBRFEATM2W76R4AO5QOKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA77INCBRFEATM2W76R4AO5QOKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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    MIDDLE EAST: Graphic pictures show thoroughness of General Montgomery's preparation of assault on Wadi Zemzen

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