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Title:CONFERENCE - GENERALS ALEXANDER, MONTGOMERY AND PATTON [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 511/3/2
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Senior British and American commanders of the Sicily campaign meet for a conference at Cassibile.
Description: Lieutenant-General Patton arriving at Cassibile aerodrome in a DC3 and being met by General Montgomery. General Alexander's Flying Fortress taxiing across the aerodrome. General Alexander climbs into a jeep and drives across the aerodrome to meet Generals Montgomery and Patton. The officers talking around General Montgomery's car. Major-General Bedell-Smith of Allied Forces Headquarters gives General Montgomery a pair of sunglasses. Montgomery tries them on. Close up of Patton and Major-General Richardson talking. Generals Alexander, Montgomery and Richardson talking together. Close up of Patton and Bedell-Smith. Close up of Alexander and Patton. Alexander talking to Patton and his staff officers Colonel P D Harkins (DC of Staff) and Lieutenant-Colonel Codman (ADC). Long shot of the group. Generals Montgomery and Bedell-Smith. Close up of Generals Alexander, Montgomery and Bedell-Smith. Panning shot from aeroplane taxiing across the aerodrome to the group. Long shot of the group of officers.
Production Details: War Office Film Unit (Production company)
Rignold, Harry (Captain)1943-09-12Cameraman, service number 98582, killed in action during Salerno landings. See http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=938723 accessed 7 March 2011 (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: British Army (regiment/service)
United States Army (regiment/service)
Patton, George S. (person)
Montgomery, Bernard Law (person)
Alexander, Harold (1st Earl Alexander of Tunis) (person)
Bedell-Smith, Walter (person)
Richardson, Alexander (person)
Keywords: Italy 1939-1945 (theme)
Cassibile, Sicily, Italy (geography)
Operation Husky, Allied Invasion of Sicily 1943, Italy, Second World War (event)