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Title:BATTLE FOR CORALUNGA BRIDGE [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 506/4/1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: British troops in action in Sicily.
Description: 17 July 1943. Coralunga Bridge after its fall and the first batch of German prisoners being escorted across it. Panning shot over a pillbox of the countryside through the trelliswork of the bridge. German prisoners carrying their own batch of wounded along with them. Dead German soldiers lying on the ground surrounded by equipment. A party of the 4th Armoured Division recovering a tank. A carrier on the move. A party of the 9th Durham Light Infantry, 50th Division returning after a battle. Prisoners marching. A German 88mm gun which had protected the bridge. Another group of infantry returning. Large numbers of dead German soldiers. Royal Engineers clearing a minefield. Royal Engineers clearing rubble from the bridgehead. A carrier passing. A soldier using a pneumatic drill. Two soldiers shovelling earth onto a grave.
19 July 1943. Vehicles passing over the Coralunga Bridge under shellfire. 1st Battalion, Yorks and Lancs marching to the frontline near Catania.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Taylor (Sergeant) (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army, 4th Armoured Brigade (regiment/service)
British Army, 50th Division (regiment/service)
British Army, Durham Light Infantry, 19th Battalion (regiment/service)
British Army, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment (regiment/service)
British Army, Royal Engineers (regiment/service)
German Army (regiment/service)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)