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Title:PREPARATIONS FOR ASSAULT LANDINGS; INVASION OF SICILY [Allocated Title]
Film Number:AYY 496/3-1
Other titles:BRITISH ARMY OPERATIONS IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Preparations at Sfax harbour for the invasion of Sicily.
Description: 6 July. Various shots of troops bathing from landing craft in Sfax harbour. Troops marching onto quayside. Landing craft coming alongside quay. Troops going aboard. Close up of troops going aboard. Shots taken from the LCI as it leaves the quay. Shots taken from the LCI of Sfax harbour. Long shot coming alongside the Landing Ship, Tank. Troops transferring from LCI to LST.
10 July. Various shots of landing craft lying off the shore of Sicily. View of the shore from the LST. An amphibian truck leaves the ship and goes ashore under its own power. Craft unloading in the water.
11 July. Various shots of pontoon and LST unloading a tank transporter. Another LST comes onto the pontoon, the doors open and ramps come down. Vehicles leaving the craft and going ashore.
Production Details: 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)
Keywords: Sfax, Tunisia (geography)
Sicily, Italy (geography)
North Africa 1939-1945 (theme)
Italy 1939-1945 (theme)