5.5-INCH GUNS IN ACTION WITH 36TH INFANTRY BRIGADE [Allocated Title]
Artillery activity in Tunisia.
The 14/16 Medium Battery (Don Troop) attached to the 1st Army in action. Fuses being fitted to shells, shells being loaded, range being plotted and the gun being elevated but the attack is cancelled. A patrol of commandos passes.
Over two million American servicemen passed through Britain during the Second World War. In 1944, at the height of activity, up to half a million were based there with the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). Their job was to man and maintain the vast fleets of aircraft needed to attack German cities and industry.