• Short Summary

    Allied troops advancing through the desert of Tunisia.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "THE WAR IN TUNISIA - MARETH AND BEYOND".


    Various shots of the troops of the 8th Army waiting and preparing for the attack on the Mareth Line. Close up shots of faces of soldiers as they wait. A detachment of troops take a Communion held on a patch of waste desert before the action. Several shots of the Sherman tanks moving across dusty desert, infantry men get a lift on them. Close up shots of marching feet on soft sand. Unit of men marching forward. Close up shots of soldiers waiting for start of action. Line of Hurricane planes taxi across desert airstrip, they fly low overhead. Desert at dusk. Various shots of the night barrage. Several shots of the engineers flattening out the bank of the Wadi so that tanks can cross it easier. Tanks, including one Sherman, moving through the gap cleared area. Various shots of the artillery barrage pounding the Mareth Line, infantry men hide from the shell bursts. Ground to air shots of Junkers 88 flying through the shell bursts in the distant skies. Long shot of Junkers catching fire, heading down and hitting the ground. Close up shot of a map showing advance of allied troops in Tunisia. Air view of the convoy moving across the desert. Several shots of the American troops at the ready in the El Guettar sector. Various shots of the American troops in their half tracks moving through Sened and Maknassy. Americans round up German prisoners. Various air to air shots of Boston bombers over desert. They let their bombs go - good shot - we see them land. Various shots of the 8th Army unit including New Zealanders moving forward with bayonets at the ready. They move through now empty section of the Mareth Line. Bren gun carrier moving past bombed building on the outskirts of Mareth town. Close up shots of a group of wounded soldiers. Some are British, some German. Various shots of line of German and Italian prisoners on the move. General Freyberg and General Bernard Montgomery standing together outside Montgomery's caravan. Montgomery posing with a group of soldiers.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:12:00 / 01:07:23:00

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