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Title:GOC 50TH DIVISION ADDRESSING TROOPS; CONVOY APPROACHES SICILY; LANDING OF THE INVASION FORCE IN SICILY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 502/7/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 50th Division landing in Sicily.
Description: Major-General S C Kirkman briefs the troops prior to invasion and explains the plan of attack. A convoy approaches the beach near Avola. The navy shelling the coast.
A Bofors gun is set up to cover the rest of the troops against air attack as they land at Avola. Panning shot of landing craft in the background. Landing craft running onto the shore. A long file of Italian prisoners being brought in. Infantrymen landing. Lorries on the beach. Infantry landing. A tractor tows lorries off a craft and through the water and onto the beach. Prisoners of war. A tractor tows a jeep out of the sand. Infantry advancing to forward positions.