FIRST ARMY IN NORTH WEST AFRICA - GERMAN TANK ATTACK; THREE GERMAN PRISONERS BEING INTERROGATED [Allocated Title]
An attack by German Mark III and Mark IV tanks on the 5th Buffs in Tunisia is repelled by 6 pounder anti-tank guns of the 72nd Anti-Tank Regiment. (Dope sheet gives location as "Si Zid".)
German tanks leading the attack. Smoke rising from a knocked out Mark IV tank. Three more tanks. Hurribombers diving down and dropping bombs. German prisoners being interrogated by an Intelligence officer from the Buffs. German prisoners from a Panzer Regiment: Private Horst Domsche, Corporal Erwin Luft and a lieutenant. The corporal is treated for his badly burned face by a Sergeant stretcher bearer from the Buffs. The corporal is reluctant to be filmed.
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.