Advance into Syria

Accession Number F01100
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine, French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon: Lebanon, Sidon, Syria
Date made June 1941
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Australian engineer recovery team at work. Showing captured Vichy French vehicles and guns: Renault UE Chenillette armoured tracked carrier towing another carrier with tralier and 25mm anti-tank gun, R-35 light tanks, Citroën-Kégresse halftrack and 75mm field gun. Australian 25 pounders field guns attack and destroy a Vichy French tank. Infantry advance into Sidon. General Sir Maitland Wilson KCB, DSO, GOC Palestine and Syrian forces, formally takes possession of Sidon.

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