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  • Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    Italian officer's sword, with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 1183/1

    This sword was taken from the wall of an Italian officer's mess in Tripoli by British troops, at the time of that city's capture in January 1943. It was later donated to the museum by the former commanding officer of 22nd Anti-Aircraft Brigade...

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN MOROCCO IN 1944

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN MOROCCO IN 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 60057

    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill and General Charles De Gaulle review French soldiers during their meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 13 January 1944.

  • CASUALTY CLEARING STATION IN NORTH AFRICA BATTLE ZONE

    CASUALTY CLEARING STATION IN NORTH AFRICA BATTLE ZONE

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 720

    Brother Finbarr, an Irish monk, visiting one of the Casualty Clearing Station (C.S.S) wards

  • EIGHTH ARMY TROOPS RECEIVE TREMENDOUS WELCOME IN SFAX

    EIGHTH ARMY TROOPS RECEIVE TREMENDOUS WELCOME IN SFAX

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 1918

    The welcome afforded to the Eighth Army advanced elements as they entered Sfax early in the morning of the 10th April 1943 was overwhelming. Flags of all the Allied nations were produced and the civilian population was hysterical with joy. This image...

  • TUNISIA: THE BATTLE FOR TUNIS

    TUNISIA: THE BATTLE FOR TUNIS

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2551

    A German cemetery 15 kilometres outside Tunis.

  • FIRST ARMY ATTACK ON LONGDTOP HILL, TUNISIA

    FIRST ARMY ATTACK ON LONGDTOP HILL, TUNISIA

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2245

    Guns of Field Regiment are seen in action between Chaouach and Toukabeur, near Longstop Hill. Between 7.45 a.m. and midnight on 22 April 1943, First Army artillery put over a strong barrage on enemy targets around Heidous, Longstop Hill and Tangoucha, as...

  • OCCUPATION OF BIZERTE

    OCCUPATION OF BIZERTE

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2735

    Before Bizerte fell to the Allied forces a good deal of resistance had to be overcome in the streets of the town. British, French and American troops fought battles in the streets all day long. Crouching besides some ruins, an American patrol awaits the...

  • TUNISIA: ALLIED TROOPS CLOSING IN ON TUNIS

    TUNISIA: ALLIED TROOPS CLOSING IN ON TUNIS

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2517

    A selection of images taken one day before the fall of Tunis. This image shows Germans searching for their belongings in a gun position that has received a direct hit.

  • TUNIS CAPTURED BY THE 1ST ARMY

    TUNIS CAPTURED BY THE 1ST ARMY

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 2534

    Using a bren carrier for cover, Allied troops in action during the street fighting.

  • 6 POUNDERS DRIVE NEW GERMAN MK.3 SPECIALS BACK IN SOUTH TUNISIA

    6 POUNDERS DRIVE NEW GERMAN MK.3 SPECIALS BACK IN SOUTH TUNISIA

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    NA 1042

    In Southern Tunisia, where Rommel launched a strong attack against British positions, a battery of an anti-tank Regiment destroyed 5 of the new type Mk.3's which the enemy is now using. The attack failed and the enemy was forced to withdraw towards...

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