ATTACK ON TOUKABEUR AND CHAOUACH [Allocated Title]
Activity in Toukabeur and Chaouach after their capture by the 11th infantry Brigade on 7 April.
The country through which the attack proceeded, the village of Oued Zarga is visible with its church tower in the distance. Panning shot of the main road towards Medjez El Bab and the mountain villages of Toukabeur and Chaouach. Recce Ridge is in the middle distance. Sappers of the 237 Field Company, Royal Engineers sweeping the ground lately held by the enemy with mine detectors. A mine is located. A Royal Engineers sergeant prods the ground with a bayonet. He removes the detonator. He unearths the mine and lifts it out of the ground. Sappers walk away with anti-tank mines which have been lifted. Close-up of a pile of mines. A sapper enters from the left with another one and places it on the pile. The village of Toukabeur from below. The mountainside village of Chaouach seen from below. Bren carriers of the 5th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment arriving. Men in defensive positions with Chaouach in the background. An Intelligence Officer questions Arabs in Toukabeur. Artillery shell damage in Toukabeur. Brigadier E E Eden Cass of the 11th Infantry Brigade talks to some of his officers in Toukabeur with enemy prisoners in the background. Prisoners (mainly Austrians of the 756 Infantry Brigade). Bren carriers passing through Toukabeur. The waiting prisoners. An ambulance and Bren carrier move down the track into Chaouach. An officer and sergeant of the Intelligence Corps with local Arabs, a tower is visible in the background. The Intelligence Corps question two prisoners who are sitting on the ground beside a staff car as locals look on with interest. Brigadier E E Eden Cass in Chaouach. He drives off in his jeep. Panning shot of the jeep going away through the village. A motorcyclist driving down the track to Chaouach, visible in the distance. Churchill tanks arriving back in Toukabeur after supporting the infantry attack on Chaouach. Part of the fuselage of a crashed German fighter plane, north of Oued Zarga. The grave of the pilot, marked by a broken propeller blade.