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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY



    Tank Recovery Unit - 1942

    TANK RECOVERY IN THE FIELD; BURNING PETROL TRUCK; 25 POUNDERS IN ACTION; GERMAN PRISONERS CAPTURED AT EL ALAMEIN; BLAZING ITALIAN TRUCK [Allocated Title]

    Object description
    Various operations near the Matruh Line.
    Full description
    AYY 236/7. 29 June. 1st Recovery Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, working on tank recovery with the 4th Armoured Brigade, south of the Matruh Line. A disabled tank is reported to the Recovery Section. The recovery crew board a transporter and recover a Crusader tank from the battlefield under enemy bombing. The tank is finally secured to the transporter with cables and is taken to the Ordnance Workshop. Tank crew.
    Full description
    AYY 236/8. 29 June. An injured driver of a petrol transporter which has been hit by enemy bombs is helped out of his driver's cab.
    Full description
    AYY 236/9. 28 June. The 2nd Royal Horse Artillery firing 25 pounders at a German armoured column on the southern flank of the Matruh Line. Gun crew at the controls.
    Full description
    AYY 236/10. 1 July. German prisoners of the 90th Light Motorised Division being interrogated at El Alamein by the 4th Armoured Brigade prior to being sent to POW camps. One prisoner with the word "Sonderf├╝hrer" on his sleeve is a special intelligence corps leader.
    Full description
    AYY 236/11. 2 July. An Italian ammunition and petrol transporter blazing at night after being bombed by a Boston.

    Acland, A W (Production individual)
    Windows, J C (Production individual)
    Production date - 1942-06-29
     
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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    IWM Photo series...

    Catalogued 18d6m1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13555 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A burnt-out Italian wagon disabled during the recent fighting in the Western Desert.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13556 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Burnt-out German M.T. in the Western Desert.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13557 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A burnt-out German troop carrying wagon disabled in the recent fighting in the Western Desert.

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205612494
    205612494 - Unlinked / "page not found"

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13558 : Original wartime caption - This German Mk IV tank was put out of action by a General Grant and was subsequently blown up by the R.Es.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13559 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A close-up of the turret of a German Mk IV tank disabled by a General Grant tank.

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205612497
    205612497 - Unlinked / "page not found"

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13560 : Object description - Original wartime caption: During a brief lull, tank crews patronise the mobile canteen in the Western Desert.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13561 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Member of a tank crew and dog (named Whiskey) pause for refreshment during a lull in the fighting.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13562 : Object description - Original wartime caption: With captured Italian scissors and clippers tank crews line up for some quick hair-cutting at the hands of a Western Desert Sweeney Todd.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13563 : Object description - Original wartime caption: This picture shows the crew of a 25-pounder gun at action stations during the recent fighting in the Western Desert.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13564 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Here a German ammunition truck is seen on fire during the recent fighting in the Western Desert.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13565 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A captured enemy tank is here seen before being towed in to the British lines.

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    Catalogued 20d6m1942

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13566 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Major General Ramsden is here seen being congratulated by newspaper correspondents on his return with the 50th Division.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13567 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Major General Ramsden is here seen being congratulated by a Colonel in his Division on his masterly withdrawal.

    RETURN OF THE 50TH DIVISION
    E13568 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Major General Ramsden on his return with the 50th Division is congratulated by Richard Dimbleby, the B.B.C. Commentator and newspaper correspondents.


    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13569 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Major General Ramsden with Richard Dimbleby the B.B.C. commentator, broadcasts his experiences after his withdrawal with the 50th Division.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13570 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Gunners record their impressions into a B.B.C. microphone after their return with the 50th Division to the British lines.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13571 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Major General Ramsden discusses his adventure with Major Shell who held the gap South of Gazala to allow the 50th Division to get through.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13572 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A truckload of Durham Light Infantry personnel arrive at the report centre. Their first words were "we want to get back at 'em"

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13573 : Object description - Original wartime caption: The 151 Brigade Provost is here seen at the report centre with a cargo of Italian P.O.Ws from Gazala. The car is a captured German Volkswagen recce car.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13574 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Another view of the Durham Light Infantry arriving in high spirits at the report centre.

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    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942
    E13575 : Object description - Italian prisoners being escorted back by men of the 50th Division in a captured German kubelwagen car, 20 June 1942.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13576 : Object description - Original wartime caption: The crew of a carrier arrive in high spirits at the report centre.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13577 : Object description - Original wartime caption: CSM Mowfforth, C.M.P., attached to the 151 Brigade searches Italian prisoners captured at Gazala.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13578 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Italian prisoners of war from the Bersagleri Alpine troops commandos being questioned and searched by a military policeman.

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205612515
    205612515 - Unlinked / "page not found"

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13579 : Object description - Original wartime caption: British soldiers of the 50th Division and Italian prisoners of war get ready for a game of football.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13580 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Gunner O'Neille of Folkestone, gets a cigarette from a comrade on his return to the report centre.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13581 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Gunner Hatton from Worcestershire typifies the general spirit of the 50th Division on his return to the report centre.


    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13582 : Object description -Original wartime caption: Driver/Mechanic Glowthorp of Yorkshire got to work in repairs as soon as he checked in at the report centre.


    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13583 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Pte. T.Richardson and Pte. W.Wilkinson of the Durham Light Infantry.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13584 : Object description : Original wartime caption: L/Cpl. Wilson of the 50th Division C.M.P. tells a comrade how they got through.

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205612522
    205612522 - Unlinked / "page not found"

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13585 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Sgt.J.Sampson from York came into the report centre with a grin.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13586 : Object description - Original wartime caption: News of home! A mixed crowd of 50th Division personnel listen to the B.B.C. Programmes.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13587 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Infantrymen of the 50th Division after their successful withdrawal, take a little well- earned rest near their carriers.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13588 : Original wartime caption: Signalman R.S. Eves of Hornsey, London, is a despatch rider in the 50th Division. He got a lift back home through an enemy Divisional H.Q. He said "They chucked everything at us, but we got through!".

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13589 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Cpl.Harding of the Durhan Light Infantry settles down to a leisurely shave after what he described as "Not a bad trip!".

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13590 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A L/Sgt, of the Durham Light Infantry - L/Sgt. Nevile - enjoys a haircut and brush up on arrival.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13591 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Personnel of the 151 Infantry Brigade Signal Section after their return from Gazala settle down to clean their rifles.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13592 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Driver Menhennett, immediately after arrival from Gazala, settled down to repair sprockets on his carrier.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13593 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Pte. Dyer at work on carrier maintenance after his return from Gazala.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13594 : Object description - Original wartime caption: A driver removes a wheel from a carrier during maintenance work after his Division had returned from Gazala.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13595 : Object description - Original wartime caption: This carrier was hit by a German anti-tank shell and needed a little repairing after it returned from Gazala.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13596 : Object description - Original wartime caption: The crew of a carrier who had just returned from Gazala with the 50th Division, on maintenance work shortly after their arrival in the British lines.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13597 : Object description - Original wartime caption: The crew of a Bren carrier are here seen reloading Bren magazines shortly after their arrival in the British lines from Gazala.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13598 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Bren carrier crews remove tractors hit by German shells.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 1940-1947
    E13599 : Object description - Original wartime caption: Pte. Bird and Pte. Dear of the Green Howards overhauling their Bren carrier after breaking through the enemy lines at Mrassass.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2022
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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    'Richard Dimbleby talking to Phil Budgen', 1942 (c) | Online Collection | National Army Museum, London

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    Richard Dimbleby talking to Phil Budgen, North Africa, 1942 (c) | Online Collection | National Army Museum, London

    'Richard Dimbleby talking to Phil Budgen', 1942 (c)
    Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1942 (c).
    Dimbleby (1913-1965) was one of the greatest figures in British broadcasting history. He joined the BBC as a radio news reporter in 1936 and three years later he became their first war correspondent. He accompanied the British Expeditionary Force to France, visited the 8th Army in North Africa, where he made broadcasts from the battle of El Alamein, and later visited the Normandy beaches during the D-Day landings.
    Dimbleby also accompanied the Royal Air Force on bombing raids over Germany. One of his most famous broadcasts was in 1945 when he reported from the liberated Belsen concentration camp. His harrowing broadcast revealed the full horrors of the Holocaust to people in Britain and America.
    Lance Sergeant Philip Budgen would not survive the War. He died, aged 35, of wounds received while fighting in Sicily, on 14 July 1943.
    From an album of 183 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
    NAM Accession Number
    NAM. 1975-03-63-8-19
    Copyright/Ownership
    National Army Museum Copyright
    Location
    National Army Museum, Study collection
    Object URL
    Richard Dimbleby talking to Phil Budgen, North Africa, 1942 (c) | Online Collection | National Army Museum, London


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    'Officers reviewing artillery positions on escarpment south of Mersa', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Egypt, 1942 | Online Collection | National Army Museum, London

    'Officers reviewing artillery positions on escarpment south of Mersa', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Egypt, 1942
    Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1942.
    Officers seated on a Crusader tank.
    Mersa Matruh is a port on the coast of Egypt. It was a fortified base for British and Commonwealth forces in 1942, connected by railway to Alexandria, 240 km to the east. In June 1942 German forces launched a successful assault that captured the port. The 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), mauled in the Battle of Gazala which preceded the attack, had already been pulled back to an escarpment south of the town. Mersa Matruh was recaptured by Allied forces in November 1942.

    Bir Kanayis, escarpment South-west of Mersa Matruh...

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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Saturday 20th December 1941... 20d12m1941...

    The Belgian government in exile declared war on Japan.

    Joseph Goebbels announced a winter clothing collection drive for troops on the Eastern Front. Rather than admitting to a supply shortage he presented it as an expression of solidarity between the soldiers and the homeland.

    The American tanker Emidio was torpedoed and damaged off Cape Mendocino, California by the Japanese submarine I-17, killing five crew. A Catalina flying boat was dispatched to attack the I-17, but the submarine escaped.

    Charles Lindbergh wrote to Chief of Army Air Forces Henry H. Arnold offering to serve in the military.

    German submarines U-90, U-356, U-439 and U-512 were commissioned.

    "Elmer's Tune" by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra hit #1 on the Billboard singles charts.

    Died: Igor Severyanin, 54, Russian poet.

    The "Wabbit Twouble" cartoon was released by Warner Bros.


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    9th Lancers, 20th December 1941...

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    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Issued 18d12m1941...

    Libya Offensive

    The offensive continues in Libya.
    Description
    Item title reads - Libya offensive. Further pictures.
    Various shots of British tank units moving forward into the desert. Nazi aeroplanes fly overhead and explosions ensue. Various shots of antiaircraft guns firing at them, men from New Zealand column makes its way along. Men from Tobruk garrisons shake hands with New Zealanders. R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) squadrons fire and a nazi plane crashes with its pilot parachuting down nearby. Various shots of an R.A.F. Beaufighter plane with most of its wing broken off. Various shots of other wrecked equipment, tanks and planes in the desert. Various shots of German and Italian prisoners walking along with their hands up, some are bandaged up and carried in stretchers. M/S of a cross in the desert, the camera pans down to a pit with bodies wrapped in German flags.
    Various shots as soldiers replenish their supplies of drinking water from a pumping station. Various shots of damaged German Mark 4 tank, it is taken to repair shop. The tanks set off and there is fire on both sides. Camouflage is thrown over as enemy aircraft go overhead. Italian tank scuttles and they surrender with their hands up to the cameramen. Happy but tired soldiers pose for camera.


     
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