British Army sappers locate, disarm and collect German mines and British Royal Air Force bomb Tripoli, Libya.
North Africa Date:1942 Duration:3 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
British 8th Army takes Tripoli as Nazis flee Libya during World War II. A land mark. British Royal Air Force aircraft bomb Tripoli. The aircraft drop bombs and smoke rises due to explosions on a field. Commander of British 8th Army General Bernard Montgomery hoists the British flag over a captured German airfield. British ground crew near a captured German aircraft. A crew member paints the tail of the aircraft and covers German insignia with Royal Air Force insignia. A pilot exits a jeep and climbs into the cockpit of the re-purposed German plane, and takes off. British Army sappers locate, disarm, and collect German mines in Libya. Metal detectors are used by soldiers to locate a German Teller mine. Soldiers take out the Teller mine. View of hundreds of captured German land mines. A sign reads 'Safe Lane'. Trucks drive past on a road. The Medjerda River in Tunisian. British 1st Army soldiers near artillery. Aircraft in flight. A soldier signals and fires artillery. Smoke rises in the foreground. Dive bombers in flight. The bomber aircraft drop bomb. Hills in Tunisian. German soldiers fire guns. Soldiers on U.S. made tanks and trucks drive on a dirt road. A road side marker reads "Mateur" The aircraft in flight. British Douglas Boston bombers flying overhead.
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