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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Sherman tanks in Sicily and Italian prisoners of the Livorno Division.
Description: 15 July 1943. A damaged German Mark II tank smouldering. A Sherman tank crossing a crater in the road. Another Sherman tank crossing the crater. Sign for Palagonia. Sign for Caltagirone and a notice warning of booby traps. Panning shot to a jeep.
18 July 1943. 352 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery with a conscripted German troop carrier. Close up of an Italian soldier killed during the attack on Raddusa. Close up of another Italian body with its entrails hanging out. Italian prisoners passing. Signboard of the 231st Brigade with the Maltese Cross prominently displayed, pan to prisoners. British guards with the prisoners. Prisoners lining up for interrogation and searching. Captain P Thrupp, Italian interrogator to the 231st Brigade, scans and counts the prisoners. Close up of an Italian prisoner with the Livorno markings on his shoulder. The prisoners sitting whilst waiting their turn. Various shots of the prisoners being searched, mirrors are taken away from them. Close up shots of the men. The Maltese Cross on the uniform of the military police sergeant searching the Italians. Captain Thrupp questioning the Italian officers. Mr Peebles of PR [?] points out the insignia of the Italian division.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Day, Reginald Ernest (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Thrupp, P (person)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 352nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (regiment/service)
British Army, 231st Brigade (regiment/service)
Italian Army, Livorno Division (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)