• Short Summary

    The offensive continues in Libya.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Libya offensive. Further pictures.

    Various shots of British tank units moving forward into the desert. Nazi aeroplanes fly overhead and explosions ensue. Various shots of antiaircraft guns firing at them, men from New Zealand column makes its way along. Men from Tobruk garrisons shake hands with New Zealanders. R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) squadrons fire and a nazi plane crashes with its pilot parachuting down nearby. Various shots of an R.A.F. Beaufighter plane with most of its wing broken off. Various shots of other wrecked equipment, tanks and planes in the desert. Various shots of German and Italian prisoners walking along with their hands up, some are bandaged up and carried in stretchers. M/S of a cross in the desert, the camera pans down to a pit with bodies wrapped in German flags.

    Various shots as soldiers replenish their supplies of drinking water from a pumping station. Various shots of damaged German Mark 4 tank, it is taken to repair shop. The tanks set off and there is fire on both sides. Camouflage is thrown over as enemy aircraft go overhead. Italian tank scuttles and they surrender with their hands up to the cameramen. Happy but tired soldiers pose for camera.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:26:00 / 01:28:51:00

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