• Short Summary

    General views of British soldiers fighting in the Western Desert during the Second World War.

    (Military - Active; Egypt; Libya; North Africa; World War Two, WWII)

  • Description

    Generals Auchinlech and Wavell seated on step looking at map
    Generals with map
    Battalion of troops arriving, marching into desert
    Pan of soldiers marching into desert
    Tank being unloaded from deck of huge liner
    Tank being unloaded
    PAN of tanks on quayside
    Tank moving away
    PAN of tanks and guns
    Close up of Admiral Cunningham
    View from ship of guns firing in distance
    Battleship with guns firing
    Close up of battleship's guns firing
    Guns firing in distance and gun in foreground firing
    Wide shot of Destroyer's guns firing
    Guns firing towards coast
    Shell bursts on coast
    Tobruk sign
    Dive bombers attacking harbour
    Explosions near ship
    Top shot of supplies being unloaded
    Men with supplies on quayside
    Supplies on quayside
    Troops leaving dug-outs on hills
    Soldier leaving dug-out
    View of explosions in distance & troops moving forward over flat desert
    Gun fires
    Ammunition dump blowing up, PAN UP & DOWN great cloud of smoke
    RAF flag flying
    Loading bomber with bombs
    Bombers taking off towards camera
    AIR VIEW (AERIAL) of bombers in air
    AIR VIEW (AERIAL) of bomber over enemy base
    Stick of bombs dropping in harbour
    Cut-in shot of bomb aimer
    AIR VIEW (AERIAL) of explosions in harbour, ships and more bombs dropping
    Maryland bomber dropping bombs
    Enemy flack bursting at tail of plane
    Stick of bombs dropping
    AIR VIEW (AERIAL) of Maryland bomber dropping bombs
    Background: General views of British soldiers fighting in the Western Desert during the Second World War.

    (Military - Active; Egypt; Libya; North Africa; World War Two, WWII)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7LORCAM3VQNBB1JFW1KXSUZ55
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LORCAM3VQNBB1JFW1KXSUZ55
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

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