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Tunisian Victory

Alternative title
Why we Fight - Tunisian Victory
Synopsis
Official British war film. Covers period from 8th November 1942 to May 1943 - the invasion of North Africa to the fall of Tunis. In 1942 the Allies launched the largest amphibious assault of the war thus far - the invasion of north-west Africa, codenamed Operation Torch. The objective was to swiftly cut Rommel’s supply lines across the Mediterranean and trap him between the freshly landed forces and the 8th Army advancing from the East. With music by William Alwyn.

Around 70 minutes of DVD extras include two additional films, including the original British cut of the AFRICA FREED and a feature on Axis minefields.
Series
Imperial War Museum: The Official Collection, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 75 min.
Year of production
1943
Availability
Sale
Subjects
History
Keywords
documentary films; North African campaign; World War II

Credits

Producer
Frank Capra; Hugh Stewart; Roy Boulting
Contributor
William Alwyn
Cast
Bernard Miles 
Burgess Meredith 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
75 minutes
Year
2007

Production Company

Name

British and American Service Film Units

Sponsor

Name

Ministry of Information

Name

United States Government, Office of War Information

Distributor

Name

Imperial War Museum,

Email
iwmshop@iwm.org.uk
Web
http://www.iwmshop.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01223 499 345
Fax
01223 839 688
Address
Online Shop
IWM Duxford
Cambs
CB22 4QR
Notes
A range of CD and DVD titles covering the two World Wars, as well as more general aviation and naval topics. Many are compilations of films from the IWM’s own collection.
 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

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