Taken from original British Pathe Newsreel – Christmas in Tobruk
Several shots of Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood in his pyjamas as he gets up from his bed in the desert. He looks into his Christmas stocking and reads his cards. Bell on Tobruk Church ringing.
Various shots of sacks of mail being sorted at desert sorting post. Several shots of ruined buildings in Tobruk where the Tommies are having their own. They write Merry Xmas on the wall and seem to be enjoying themselves. Soldiers ironing their clothes, ‘dress up’ set the table and serve dinner. Men sitting at table with ‘Merry Christmas’ written on the wall behind them.
Christmas feast. Christmas pudding with a twig instead of piece of holly. Men drinking. Terry Ashwood leaving building and it is ‘snowing’. Pan up to show the men ripping paper into small pieces and throwing int from the balcony.Continue Reading