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Title:ADVANCE OF 5TH EAST YORKS AND CAPTURE OF TOWNS; THE 50TH DIVISION ENTER FLORIDIA [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 502/5
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 69th Infantry Brigade enter Floridia.
Description: Happy-looking Italian prisoners in cages. Five German prisoners separate from the Italians, looking dejected and reluctant to be filmed. An enemy aircraft which had been hit flying low over British lines in an attempt to reach base.
A captured Italian tank is inspected by members of the Sherman tank crew that stopped it. A mobile 105mm gun and other transport enters the town. Armoured cars in the town. Various shots of transport and guns passing through. Civilians on a street corner. A burned out British gun and lorry on the other side of the town. A Stuka is forced down, makes its way over a ridge and drops behind a hill.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Baker, Robert Sidney (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 50th (Northumbrian) Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 69th Infantry Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, East Yorkshire Regiment (The Duke of York's Own), 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)
Keywords: Floridia, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)
Italy 1939-1945 (theme)