Nile, Cairo, Tobruk and Derna [3 Squadron RAAF] / Flight Lieutenant Ralph C Wilkinson

Unit No. 3 Squadron
Accession Number F00256
Collection type Film
Measurement 15 min 38 sec
Object type Home movie
Physical description 8mm standard/b&w/silent
Maker Wilkinson, Ralph Courtier
Place made Egypt: Cairo, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Derna, North Africa: Libya, Cyrenaica, Tobruk Area, Tobruk
Date made 1940s
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Nile River, Egypt, feluccas loaded with grain, water wheel and other scenes along the river. Various scenes of the pyramids at Giza. Scenes at Memphis and Sahhara. Crashed P-40 Kittyhawk piloted by 405752 Pilot Officer (PO) John McTaggart 3 Squadron (Sqn) RAAF of Brisbane QLD, killed in a flying accident on 18 August 1942 aged 20. Cairo various street scenes. Extreme long shot of formation of bombers in flight. Wrecked 3 Sqn RAAF P-40 (code CV-X) hoisted onto a flatbed truck. Street scene. Allied servicemen listening to band playing in a club. Convoy of trucks on the advance into the Western Desert. Men having tea at road side. Ruins of a town. Luftwaffe aircraft wrecks Me-109 and Ju-87 Stukas. Convoy advancing. Wrecked or abandoned Italian tanks and field gun. Wreck train. Convoy advances into desert vehicles fan out. Crusader tank. Tobruk, longshot of ships in harbour. Burnt out trucks. Ditched German Gotha Go 242 transport glider in shallows. Catherdral. Interiors. Convoy continues along coast road. Mountain road. Derna, street scene locals on donkeys. Driving through the town. Countryside. Pan of road and convoy.

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