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Title:VARIOUS SHOTS AT SYRACUSE; CREW OF ITALIAN SUBMARINE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 500-3
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Troops in Sicily.
Description: 12 July. German prisoners in Syracuse. Italian posters in the town. Troops unloading petrol at Avola. Amphibian craft going into the sea. Sherman tanks being unloaded from the landing craft at Avola.
13 July. The crew of a captured Italian submarine. The submarine (Bronzo) in Syracuse harbour, showing shell holes in the conning tower. A British flag is hoisted. Troops landing at Syracuse. Ships unloading their cargo at Syracuse harbour. Men of the South Africa Pioneer Corps arriving. Men of the 15th DID (Detail Issue Depot), Royal Army Service Corps arriving.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Taylor (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Royal Tank Regiment, 44th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Army Service Corps, 15 Detail Issue Depot (regiment/service)
German Army (regiment/service)
Italian Navy, BRONZO (RS) (regiment/service)
South African Army, African Pioneer Corps (regiment/service)
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 300 ft; Running time: 3 mins
Notes: Summary: the ships which captured the Italian submarine Bronzo were the minesweepers HMS Seaham, HMS Boston and HMS Poole. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 714 for a while, and then passed on to the Free French in January 1944, where she was named Narval.