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Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Men of the 152nd Brigade capture Francofonte.
Description: Italian soldiers being rounded up by military police in Palazzolo. An Italian bomber above Palazzolo attempting to bomb a convoy passing through. Sherman tanks advancing through Buccheri towards Vizzini. Close up of a Sherman tank passing through dust. Convoy passing through Buccheri during the advance on Vizzini. Civilians of Buccheri giving the V sign as tanks and trucks pass through. Troops of the 5th Seaforth Highlanders advancing past a disabled Bren carrier. Captured enemy paratroop equipment. A dead German paratrooper in an orange grove. The 5th Seaforth Highlanders advancing over a wadi. Close up of men advancing over the wadi. A company sergeant major of D Company with another soldier looking for a sniper; in the background are enemy mortars exploding and trees burning.
Men of D Company, 5th Seaforth Highlanders on a roadway under fire from German paratroop snipers. Scout cars and Sherman tanks passing through Francofonte. Civilians welcoming troops in the town and handing out oranges. Troops in Francofonte. A Scottish piper piping the troops past a burnt out enemy vehicle on the Vizzini-Francofonte road.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
French, Henry (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 152nd Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's), 5th Battalion (regiment/service)
Italian Army (regiment/service)
German Army (Third Reich) (regiment/service)