• Short Summary

    Interview with war cameraman Terry Ashwood, and a look at some of his work at the front.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Battle diary by Pathe Gazette cameraman Terry Ashwood.

    C/U Terry Ashwood in North Africa with the 8th army. M/S Ashwood on top of moving truck filming. Various shots of the action in North Africa filmed by Ashwood. C/U Ashwood in uniform drinking from cup and smiling. Various shots in Pathe's studios as Ashwood is welcomed by Bob Danvers-Walker. They proceed to talk about Ashwood's experiences in North Africa and how he won the Africa Cross. Ashwood gets his diary out to recount some of his experiences.

    C/U word 'Tobruk' written in the sand. Various shots of soldiers in Tobruk swimming in the sea whilst another stands by his gun on the beach. Various shots of the desert army advancing. M/S Ashwood with camera on hill. Trucks and tanks move through barbed wire at border between Egypt and Libya. Various shots of them advancing under fire. M/S of Ashwood with his camera. Various shots of British prisoners of war after being released, they are in high spirits and dance around. Various shots of tanks and infantry in the desert. Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery outside his caravan with Ashwood and other correspondents as he gives interviews. Back in the studio Terry makes his excuses and leaves to go on a date.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:01:00 / 01:32:08:00

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