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Title:AMERICAN GUNNERS ON THE ISLAND OF GOZO; EVACUATION OF CASUALTIES [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 510/15
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: An American anti-aircraft battery on Gozo; American and British soldiers relaxing.
Casualties from Sicily being unloaded at Luqa Aerodrome, Malta.
Description: The gun crew receiving an Alert and manning the Bofors gun. Close up of men traversing and loading the gun. Men with a Lewis machine gun. A young RAF soldier acting as Unit Barber cutting the hair of the gunsite sergeant. American soldiers teaching RAF men how to play Pitch the Horseshoe. Various shots of RAF and American soldiers relaxing, playing cards and smoking. Close up of one man with a dog. A lorry moving up the road. Soldiers on the beach and splashing water over each other in the sea. A soldier removing his shoes on the beach. Panning shot of church. American soldiers leaving the church of St Peter and St Paul in Nadur. Close up of sign for Queen Mary Bar. Americans at the Queen Mary bar in the village square. A soldier shaking hands with a local woman inside a building, other locals are with her.
A Red Cross plane taxis across the ground. Tea being poured into mugs. Wounded soldiers and prisoners of war being unloaded from a Hudson South African Red Cross Aircraft. Some are on stretchers. A stretcher is put into an ambulance.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Cotter, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Richardson, W (person)
Parry (Gunner) (person)
United States Army (regiment/service)
Royal Air Force (regiment/service)
British Army, 51st Highland Division (regiment/service)
Canadian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Nadur, Gozo (geography)
Luqa, Malta (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)