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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 24th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery in Syracuse, Sicily.
Description: Troops embarking from HMS «Monarch of Bermuda» onto landing craft. Vessels arriving. Landing craft flying white ensign. Shot from interior of landing craft approaching and landing at George Beach. Troops disembarking from landing craft through the surf. Shots of the beach. Bulldozer at work rescuing vehicles.
The first Italian prisoners taken by Commandos at Coastal Battery. Panning shot of civilian prisoners. Donkeys and horses in the street, including one with a plumed headdress. Priest and Sherman tanks being unloaded. Priest tanks landing from craft. Priest tanks firing.
Prisoners arriving in Syracuse, including officers and naval personnel. Officers standing in a doorway looking at the camera, one is smoking. Civilians looting houses and warehouses, and then being controlled by troops. The heavily bombed main street. Civilians drinking from a bomb crater in Syracuse.
Troops leaving landing craft and wading to shore. Italian prisoners being searched. Prisoners sitting on the grass. Women and children sitting under trees. Close up of children. A soldier walks past with a boy. Close up of a woman holding a toddler.
Troops running along by a wall. A soldier with a camouflaged helmet peers around the corner of the wall. A Sherman tank with an insignia and identification 'Clive'. Soldiers pass along the road followed by the tank. The tank crew wave at the camera. A Sicilian barber cuts a soldier's hair, watched by a crowd of other soldiers and civiilians. Priest tanks firing in an orchard.
The infantry mopping up near Augusta. Soldiers looking out for snipers. Soldiers advancing from orchards. Troops discovering and testing water from wells in an orchard. Close up of water being stirred in a cup.