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WWII - 1942, North Africa: British Officers, Churchill, Tanks & Artillery

Reel Number: 250180-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1942,1940s

Country: Egypt,England,United Kingdom

Location: El Alamein,North Africa

TC Begins: 02:00:00

TC Ends: 02:11:24

Duration: 00:11:24

WWII - 1942, North Africa: British Officers, Churchill, Tanks & Artillery British soldiers in turret of armored car on flat gravel covered desert, drive off, tank following. Views of other armored cars driving on desert. 02:01:05 Armored reconnaissance vehicle to stop on ridge & soldier in turret motions forward. 02:01:22 High angle / HA from vehicle of unid. mound surrounded by stones. LS. 02:01:46 Firing from Light Armored vehicle; British soldier speaking into microphone & wearing headset. Vehicle parked on top of desert cliff. 02:02:20 Motorcade of staff cars, led by sedan w/ British marking on roof, arriving past saluting soldiers. Field Marshal Montgomery in sweater vest greets British officer & Churchill in dark suit & pith helmet out & shake hands. CU pan officers. 02:02:56 Montgomery & ?? into jeep & drive off. Montgomery & officers reviewing troops, talking. Board jeep, review other troops. 02:05:47 MLS Large artillery firing, raising & lowering, dust kicked up. 02:06:28 British officer inspecting destroyed large tanks & other equipment. 02:07:06 Montgomery talking to officers standing in circle, shaking hands. Into & out of camouflaged communications vehicle. 02:08:03 Two Crusader tanks across desert, other vehicles in background; stop & commander stands on top & looks w/ binoculars. Talks on radio & it pulls up, stops. CU flags on antenna. Troops looking at map beside tank, jeep pulls up & man out w/ map board & they all compare seen from top of tank. CUs, talking & planning. 02:10:11 British officers climb onto tank, look w/ binoculars & point; soldier run to tank, climbs on signals & climbs inside, closes hatches & tank drives off w/ two men in turret. 02:11:05 Officer w/ map walks up to tank & men w/ maps, MCU talking & comparing maps Battles; Fighting; Desert Warfare; Armored Divisions; British 8th Army; El Alamein; Great Britain; England; 1940s; NOTE: uncertain date. Sold at per reel rate.

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