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Title:SICILIAN CAMPAIGN APPROACHING CATANIA; NIGHT BARRAGE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 510/7
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 168th Brigade in action in Sicily and a night barrage.
Description: 16 July. A Sherman tank crew and resting infantry shelter for a meal behind a farmhouse which has been smashed by Allied shells. Panning shot from tank crew along shelled building to infantry. Panning shot down from shell holes to infantry under archway. A burning cornfield. Panning shot from 8-inch mortar and crew to lookout. Close up of lookout, surveying through binoculars. The lookout gives orders and the men go into action. Panning shot from lookout to men uncovering 8-inch mortars. The crew loading the trench mortar.
18 July. 25 pounders of the 90th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery firing at night. Distant guns.