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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Various scenes in Sicily after the invasion.
Description: 19 July 1943. Two men of the Corps of Military Police, 30 Corps, 1st Canadian Division, travelling in a truck with a pet dog called Fritzie. Two long shots of Sherman tanks of the 1st Canadian Division on a hillside in front of the small town of Valguarnera. Various shots of German and Italian prisoners climbing into trucks in Piazza Armerina. Yugoslav Pioneer troops (former prisoners) clearing up bomb damage in Caltagirone. Close ups of the men working.
21 July 1943. Scenes at the Headquarters of 49 Company, Corps of Military Police at Solarino of the military policemen distributing their own ration of biscuits to civilians. Members of AMGOT (Allied Military Government of Occupied Territory) supervising the distribution of bread to civilians at Floridia.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Canadian Army, 1st Canadian Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Corps of Royal Military Police, 49 Company (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Valguarnera Caropepe, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Floridia, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)