U SERIES - QUENTIN REYNOLDS SIDI OMAR BATTLE PT 2

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War Correspondent Quentin Reynolds continues his talk about the battle
of Sidi Omar that commenced at noon on the 25 November 1944.

A patrol of Indian Sikhs and Southern county troops went out at dusk to
pick up prisoners and to mop up enemy patrols. The German tanks had
withdrawn and the defence force at Sidi Omar went to sleep in slit
trenches. These trenches had been dug by the Italians prior to the
allied occupation.

at 4.40am Wednesday the roar of enemy aircraft woke the soldiers
sleeping in the trenches.

DAT202 Tk21

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Year 1941

Reference number 13698

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Credits REYNOLDS, Quentin

Duration 00:03:49

Date 29 Nov 1941

Subject Libya/Africa
Sikhs/Topical
World War, 1939-1945 -- Africa, North