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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Landing craft travel from Tunisia for the invasion of Pantelleria, filmed from landing craft.
Description: LCIs (Landing Craft Infantry) forming up outside Sousse harbour before sailing to Pantelleria. Men of the 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment drinking tea on board. LCIs taking formation. «HMS Royal Ulsterman» signalling by Aldis lamp to the LCIs. The wake of the ship and other LCIs in the middle distance. Night barrage at Sousse as the invasion fleet forms up. Panning shot of LCIs, TLCs (Tank Landing Craft), destroyers and [MCs]. The highest peak of Pantelleria standing out of the sea. The Landing Craft Assault ships«HMS Beatrix» and «HMS Queen Emma» leaving to make the initial assault. Flying Fortresses arriving to bomb the island. A destroyer crosses the bow of the LCI. The LCAs returning for reinforcements. Semaphore Hill is viewed on the right as the boat approaches. Smoke from a burning dump. Bombs bursting on the Midway feature. Semaphore Hill and damaged buildings. Military and civilian prisoners lined up. Bomb damage to the harbour. A donkey is pressed into service by prisoners. Prisoners working on the road. A burning petrol dump. A knocked out sound locator. A white ensign being hoisted over a building on the island.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Black, A W (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, North Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, PRINSES BEATRIX (HMS) (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, QUEEN EMMA (HMS), troopship (regiment/service)
Royal Navy, ROYAL ULSTERMAN (HMS), troopship (regiment/service)
Keywords: Sousse, Tunisia (geography)
Pantelleria, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Corkscrew 1943, Pantelleria, Italy, Second World War (event)