• Short Summary

    A look at the allies strategic stronghold in Tobruk.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Tobruk our desert stronghold.

    Various shots of rusty and half sunken Italian vessels destroyed by the allies. M/S of buildings left half standing, allies with guns watch for the enemy. Various shots as they walk amongst the crumbling buildings. A church still stands in the background. A sailor stands on guard outside Admiralty house, pans up to view of the harbour. M/S offices of 'Tobruk Truth', camera pans down to soldier reading the newspaper produced there. M/S inside the office where one man is typing the paper and another is printing copies with hand cranked roller printer. C/U of the editor typing.

    M/S of former Italian military hospital now in use by the Empire troops. M/S of Australian soldier tending to a wounded donkey which has shrapnel in its leg. M/S map of Tobruk showing how important it is in the line of strategy. Soldiers walk through the desert and shelter in caves. Various low angle shots of men standing on guard. Men with guns position themselves behind sandbags.

    M/S of a group of army cooks going about their business, one is having his hair washed. They get the call to arms and run to a big captured Italian gun which they start firing into enemy territory.

    Various shots of artillery being fired, there are explosions and an Italian oil dump goes up in flames. Various shots of the wreckage of Italian aeroplanes, lorries and tanks. Various shots of soldiers from the Empire forces. M/S as they walk in silhouette across the desert.

    End Titles.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:10:00 / 02:00:26:00

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