• Short Summary

    Battle of Tunisia (Tunisia campaign). Allied troops liberate Sfax and Kairouan.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: The Battle of Tunisia / Entry into Sfax and Kairouan

    Africa allies enter Sfax and Kairouan / German prisoners surrender / Engineers laying wire road surface to facilitate advance / Allied aircraft flying overhead / Sherman tank firing / Destroyed bridgeds (blown up by retreating German army) / Allied troops along on truck / Sign to Sfax / Bombed railway station / 8th army entering Sfax, young women smiling and handing soldiers flowers / Allied soldier drinking glass of beer / Troops driving past as inhabitants of Sfax applaud, women waving / Military band along / Allied (British, American, French) flags flying, old women smiling / General Montgomery (British army officer) along then receiving bouquet of flowers from young woman / General Montgomery saluting from army jeep, crowd applauding / Flying Fortress plane (US bomber plane) in field (gift from US to Montgomery) / Montgomery seated in cockpit / Montgomery jumping from plane / Montgomery shaking hands with soldiers

    Machine gun nests in hills near Kairouan / Various of allied troops advancing / German soldiers surrendering / Smoke from guns firing / Destroyed enemy gun / Soldiers from 1st and 8th armies meeting / General LeClerc (French army officer) / Allied troops along in trucks / Kairouan sign

    Young Jewish boys wearing yellow Star of David on their lapels listening to allied soldier / Soldier points to yellow star as boys tear them off and stamp on them

    Various of allied troops / General Montgomery speaking with General Alexander / Allied soldiers marching

    SLATE INFORMATION: The End Gaumont British News

    Military - Active
    Background: Battle of Tunisia (Tunisia campaign). Allied troops liberate Sfax and Kairouan.

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    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
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