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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Tank division advancing in the Sicilian campaign.
Description: Limbers towing 25 pounder guns advancing towards the village of Francofonte after laying a barrage on German paratroops. Sherman tanks of C Squadron, 51st Division, 50th Royal Tank Regiment advancing along the road towards Francofonte. Italian prisoners walking up the road after being captured. A Sherman tank advancing. A line of Italian prisoners snaking down a hillside from Scordia. Another shot of the Italian prisoners. Prisoners marching out of Scordia, with the village in the background. Two Sherman tanks turn into fields north of Scordia. A Sherman tank advancing over a hill towards enemy positions. A convoy of armoured vehicles advancing up the road.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Gemmell, J (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Division (regiment/service)
British Army, 50th Royal Tank Regiment, C Company (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Francofonte, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Scordia, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)
Italy 1939-1945 (theme)