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  • Short Summary

    Good material of War in the North African desert - compiled for El Alamein Anniversary.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    North Africa.

    Sappers using mine detectors to clear desert track of mines. Various shots of unidentified town. Shots of British soldiers of the Eighth Army advancing. Several shots of Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood filming in the desert. Fighter pilots of the Desert Air Force reporting in, CU scarf decorated with drawings of girls. Sappers using mine detectors to clear the desert track of mines. Company Sergeant Major removes fuse from German teller mine, pan shot of stack of Teller mines. A Bedford 15 cwt lorry turning into a "Safe Lane" British troops mopping up in Fort Capuzzo - tanks, artillery and bombers at work - troops moving forward. CU of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery. Shots of Monty looking at film with Ashwood. Night shots of bombardment (Very dark). More artillery and tank shots. CU Monty speaking at desk.

    Old records suggest library material for El Alamein Anniversary Cuts 45/85.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:13:00 / 01:53:27:00
    UN 1270 D

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