By continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings,
and for us to access our cookies on your device.
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes from the Sicilian front.
Description: 14 July. Olive trees blazing after an attack by the 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry north of Solarino. The Commander of the 54th Napoli Division, Major General Giulio Cesare Gotti Porcinari, being taken back to Divisional HQ on a Bren carrier after capture by the DLI. Infantry of the 9th DLI advancing across open country, attacking the bridge across the River Gornalunga. Enemy shells exploding and a smoke screen being laid.
15 July. Infantry of the 9th DLI advancing over battlefield. Major Hugh [Blagden? Glagden?], Second in Command of the 8th DLI making an observation from the top of a building. Bren gun carrier and tanks advancing up the road towards the Gornalunga Bridge.
17 July. Bren gun carriers taking reinforcements to the DLI at Gornalunga Bridge. A column of German paratroop prisoners being brought back. Shots of the Gornalunga Bridge. Dead German parachutists. British troops viewed through a hole in the footpath of the bridge. Men and Bren gun carriers of the 9th DLI amidst the wreckage. Men manning the trenches captured from the Germans.
Production Date:1943-07-14 1943-07-15 1943-07-17
Production Country: GB
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Herbert, J R (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Porcinari, Giulio Cesare Gotti (person)
British Army, Eighth Army (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 6th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 8th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 9th Battalion (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Solarino, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Gornalunga River, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)
Italy 1939-1945 (theme)