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Other titles:BATTLE OF CATANIA PLAIN [Allocated Title]
BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The 69th Infantry Brigade in Sicily.
Description: 16 July. A burnt out German Mark IV tank and a British anti-tank gun on the road to Carlentini. An abandoned gun tractor (these two shots were taken from a Bren carrier). Various shots of men of the East Yorks digging in to battle positions. Bofors gun in action against aircraft. Various shots of Bren carriers knocked out by bombing. Sherman and Honey tanks entering Carlentini. Civilians cheering British troops as they enter the town. A captured German officer obtaining the identification of a dead comrade. Aircraft bombing British positions. A dead German pilot, brought down by a Bofors gun.
18 July. A Sherman tank knocked out by an 88mm gun. An 88mm gun put out of action by a Bren-gun carrier. A British anti-tank gun crew standing ready. A dead German soldier in a ditch. Wreckage of ammunition and guns littering the road. The body of a German soldier blown in half. Four dead German soldiers by the roadside. Shelled ruins. A British Honey tank passing a knocked out German Mark IV tank. Infantry in slit trenches. An 88mm German gun is inspected by an officer and a sergeant. An Italian anti-tank gun in a heap of rubble.