Footage of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army fighting from 10th June to 30th June 1942 in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign / Battle of Gazala) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.
SLATE INFORMATION: The Middle East Front Libya June 10th - 30th
NORTH AFRICA / LIBYA (?)
AEROPLANES GERMAN. blazing german plane in desert
ARMOURED CARS. Indian armoured car unit captures German in Western Desert
CLIFFORD, Alex. (Press Correspondent). Press Correspondent w.Mjr.Gen. Pinaar in Desert
FLAGS. French Foreign Legion flag at Bir Hackim
FRANCE. French Legionaires charge in W.Desert & evacuate Bir Hackim
INDIA. Indian armoured car patrol captures German & car & retreat in Sollum area
LORRIES. Long columns evacuate to Mersa Matruh..block roads..aircraft escort..blazing German truck w.dead driver on ground
MERSA MATRUH. 8th Army w.trucks, tanks, bren carriers retreats to
MOORHEAD, Alan (Press Correspondent). W. Mjr. Gen. Pinaar in Western Desert
DIMBLEBY, Richard (BBC Correspondent) in Western Desert
PINAAR, Major General (South African). W.War Press Correspondents in W.Desert
RED CROSS. Convoy of Red Cross lorries in desert V.G.
SOUTH AFRICA. Mjr. Gen.Pinaar w.Press Correspondents in W.Desert..S.African & Indian Units retreat from Sollum
TANKS. Tank crew broadcasts from Desert..also Grant tanks retreat from Sollum area
TOBRUK. Middle East Front - Libya June 10th - 30th.
WIRELESS Tank crew & Dimbleby broadcast from desert
Military - Active, Western Desert, soldiers, troops, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC men), casualties, first aid posts, Allied forces, tanks, Eighth army, retreat, WW2, Second World War, French Foreign Legion
Background: Footage of Major General Neil Ritchie's British Eighth Army fighting from 10th June to 30th June 1942 in the Western Desert Campaign (Desert War / North African Campaign / Battle of Gazala) and the Fall of Tobruk during World War II.