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Tunisian Victory (1944)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | 1 April 1944 (USA)
Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
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Credited cast:
Leo Genn ... Narrator (voice)
Burgess Meredith ... American Soldier (voice)
Bernard Miles ... British soldier (voice)
Jacques Duchesne Jacques Duchesne ... Narrator (French version) / Récitant (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harold Alexander Harold Alexander ... Himself (archive footage)
Kenneth Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)
Omar N. Bradley ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Brooke Alan Brooke ... Himself (archive footage)
Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark W. Clark Mark W. Clark ... Himself (archive footage)
Alan Cunningham Alan Cunningham ... Himself (archive footage)
Andrew Cunningham Andrew Cunningham ... Himself (archive footage)
François Darlan François Darlan ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles de Gaulle ... Himself (archive footage)
James Doolittle James Doolittle ... Himself (archive footage)
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The Archive of World War Two is a series of original archive documentaries filmed under actual battle conditions by service and newsreel cameramen attached to American, British, French, Russian and enemy forces. NTSC - Black & White - 74 minutes Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | War

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1944 (USA) See more »

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An Official Record See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

'Huston, John' directed replacement scenes when some footage was lost. See more »

Connections

References Toonerville Trolley (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful)
(uncredited)
Music attributed to John Francis Wade
Lyrics traditional
Sung by a chorus at the beginning of the Christmas sequence
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Decent WW2 Doc
25 June 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Tunisian Victory (1944)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This WW2 documentary was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the British Film Unit. Frank Capra and Hugh Stewart filmed and directed the majority of the movie but before it was released, parts of the print were damaged so John Huston went back and reshot those scenes. The documentary starts from the very beginning of this legendary battle until the victorious end when the Germans were forced out of Africa. If you've seen any of the various WW2 docs out there then you know what to expect. There's a lot of great action footage, which is probably why most people are drawn to these types of films. We also get a good understanding of the battle plan laid out by the British and we get to see how it went over so well to lead to a victory. The best moments of the film are when we see the soldiers celebrating Christmas. These scenes are very heart warming and it's great seeing the soldiers having fun in the middle of all the chaos that goes along with war. Winston Churchill and President Dwight D. Eisenhower appear in the film as well. Burgess Meredith does the narration of the American soldier.


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