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    Fort Maddelena, Libya: Long view of Fort Maddalena. Semi view Fort Maddalena. Semi view loot out tower in Fort. Semi view British officers looking through glasses lying on ground behind bushes. Close up pan down wireless aerial to mobile wireless station below. Semi view wireless operator sending message. Close up pan wireless operator sending message, to hand tapping out message. Close up man with earphones. Close up message on pad. Gen. view orderly hands message to H.Q. staff. Long view semi view pan H.Q. staff inspecting message and maps. Close up map. Gen. view artillery lined up in desert. Close up men at guns. Gen. view guns firing. Back view gun firing. Long view 2 guns firing. Back view gun firing. Long view 2 guns firing. Gen. view gun firing. Close up officers in tank turret. looking through glasses, waves arms, pan as tank starts off. Travel shot from car along road and along Libyan frontier. Semi view along road and along Libyan frontier. Close up tank past. Long view tank through gap in barbed wire, pan to tank through gap.



    Long view wreckage of Italian armoured column, pan to dead body. Semi view wreckage, pan from wrecked tank. Close up tank, pan to unexploded shells. Close up tank pan to unexploded shells. Long view British officer jumps out of car and inspects tank. Semi view lifts tank cover looks in pointing revolver. Long view Italian on look out above fort, waves white flag. Gen. view pan armoured car. Long view armoured car into fort. Long view armoured car into fort Maddelena. Back view British troops rush into Italian H.Q. Close up Italian writing over door "Staxion R.T." Close up "Infermeria". Close up "Macazzion". Long view line of Libyan prisoners. Semi view of types. Close up pan types. Semi view types. Gen. view British soldiers marching them off. Long view tommies trying for water in well. Close up tommies trying for water in well, turns over bucket showing that the well is empty. Long view placing captured Italian ammunition in lorry. Semi view placing captured Italian ammunition in lorry. Close up lid of box being raised showing bombs inside. Close up lifting bomb out of box.



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    Gen. view tommies digging trenches. Semi view tommies digging trenches, pan down to spades in shovelling sand. Close up hand tapping out morse message. Gen. view officers walking into camouflaged emplacement in middle of desert. Semi view officers walking into camouflaged emplacement. Close up pan from man with earphones to writing message, pan up as he hands it to officer. Close up type of tommie. Gen. view mobile wireless car, pan as they all rush into sandbagged trench and duck down. Close up in trench. Gen. view pan kitchen lorry. Semi view troops being issued with water. Track shot up to water. Close up water out of tap on side of lorry. Semi view track up to close up of soldier screwing on top to water bottle. Close up soldier drinking out of mug. Four semi views types of Libyan prisoners. Long view pan from British tommy to Italian wreckage.



    Long view pan British tank circling amongst Italian wreckage, pan to wireless lorry. Semi view and close up corpse. Back view two soldiers lying on ground watching with field glasses, pan to desert. Gen. view pan from wrecked Italian lorry to body on ground. Long view armoured cars advancing towards Fort Maddalena. Long view Fort Maddalena.



    Military - Active




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    Film ID:
    VLVADJ4AZ3LXE0MCEG1V1S5Z6JSP4
    Media URN:
    VLVADJ4AZ3LXE0MCEG1V1S5Z6JSP4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1940
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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