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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: British troops in Noto and Vizzini, Sicily.
Description: Close up of Sergeant Rook of the Army Film and Photographic Unit handing biscuits to a young girl in Noto. Other children come forward for biscuits. Shells landing on the hillside north of Vizzini. Lieutenant-Colonel Ray, officer commanding the Dorsetshire Regiment, looking through field glasses. Close up of Lieutenant-Colonel Ray. Night barrage being fired by 25 pounders of the 165 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, for troops to advance into Vizzini. Trucks with British troops on board driving through Vizzini. British vehicles and troops with a column of Italian prisoners. Crates being moved. Troops preventing the looting of shops by the citizens of Vizzini. A soldier pushes a man away.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Day, Reginald Ernest (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Rook (Sergeant) (person)
Ray, W H B (person)
British Army, Army Film and Photographic Unit (regiment/service)
British Army, Dorsetshire Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Artillery, 165th Field Regiment (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Noto, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Vizzini, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)