Sign boards to El Alamein, transporters, anti-tank ditches, evacuation civilian population at Alexandria

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Accession Number F07015
Collection type Film
Measurement 10 min 3 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Place made Egypt: Alexandria, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Alamein Area, North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Imayid
Date made July 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Two soldiers examine captured a German 5cm Pak38 anti-tank gun. Close up of the mechanism of the gun. Traffic on the road near El-Imayid staging area. Camera pans to follow heavy traffic movement. Various road signs. Heavy tank transporters moving along road carrying Valentine tanks. Large dragline type power excavator working on water channel. Australian Engineers at work on road preparing holes in which to place iron pegs as a tank trap. Anti-tank post being constructed by Australian Engineers on the main road outside Alexandria. Transporters carrying Valentine tanks and Bren Gun Carriers. More road signs. General shot of the Mersa Metruh turn off. Crew of a 9 Division Cavalry Regiment Bren Gun Carrier keep watch over flat desert country. Crusader Tank of 9 Division Cavalry Regiment. General shot of coastal road showing bogged motor vehicles. Bogged Jeep and tank. Two South African soldiers dig mud from around wheels of a badly bogged 3-ton truck. Distant shot of Field 2/8 Field Regiment in position on flat desert country near the Hill of Jesus. Gun crew of 2/8 Field Regiment loading and firing 25 Pounder. Crowds of Egyptians riding on carriage roof as train leaves Sidi Gabir Station, Alexandria. Italian and German POWs from Alexandria move along road towards waiting train.

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