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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes from the Sicilian campaign, near Catania.
Description: 11 July. Panning shot from railway rolling stock to reinforcements from the 1st Battery London Scottish leaving their ship at Syracuse Dock. Close up of Scottish troops at the dock. Panning shot up from an overturned Mark III German tank to a Bren carrier carrying out repairs by the roadside. Sherman tanks passing a just-captured enemy strongpoint in a farmhouse. Night shot of German camp on fire.
18 July. Pan up from German car with dead bodies to lorry-borne infantry moving up. German shells landing. Panning shot up from knocked out car to armoured scout car moving forwards. Enemy shelling on infantry positions. Close up panning shot from the feet to the head of a dead German soldier. Panning shot up from a knocked out German anti-tank gun to the bodies of the crew. Close up panning shot of a German trench, full of dead paratroops.
Production Date:1943-07-11 1943-07-18
Production Country: GB
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rodwell, K (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, London Scottish (regiment/service)
Keywords: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Catania, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)
Italy 1939-1945 (theme)