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ID number F07016
Title El Alamein area, Mr Casey's visit to El Alamein, El Alamein Railway Station, 450 Squadron in the Western Desert
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Places made
  • North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Alamein Area, El Alamein
  • North Africa: Western Desert, Western Desert (Egypt), El Imayid
Date made 30 July 1942
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 5 min 29 sec
Video Download video 23.43 MB
Note Open

Description

Various scenes of battlefield with wrecked tanks and vehicles in desert country near the Hills of Jesus. Three soldiers examine captured Italian 20mm Breda gun. Valentine tank at Tank HQ. Men of the 2/8 Aust. Field Regiment preparing to fire. Minister Resident in the Middle East, Mr Richard Casey is met by General Morshead at Divisional HQ El Alamein area on 30 July 1942. Various scenes of Mr Casey and General Morshead. Scenes of a burning Kittyhawk. Scenes at El Alamein railway station. Group of Italian POWs being transported from El Alamein station to Alexandria. Camouflaged L.5 Gun position near road. Camera pans to right over flat desert country. Group of soldiers set up dummy anti-aircraft gun position.

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