• Short Summary

    First actual landing pictures show initial assault which resulted in firm foothold on enemy soil.?

  • Description

    SV silhouette shot Canadian troops landing.
    SV silhouette shot large landing craft moving in to shore.
    SV silhouette shot Canadian troops coming ashore from landing craft.
    LV Canadians wading ashore.
    Sunrise shot, ships on the horizon.
    GV Canadian wading ashore from landing craft.
    LV from beach Canadians troops wading ashore.

    GV battleship firing bombarding the island, daylight shot.
    STV salvo of large naval guns firing.
    GV shellbursts on island.
    GV enemy aircraft flying overhead.
    GV bomb bursts around invasion craft.
    LV two shellbursts near landing craft.
    GV pan invasion craft moving in to shore.
    GV tracer shells going up to enemy aircraft.
    GV bomb bursts round landing craft.
    GV enemy plane flying overhead.
    LV bomb bursts round ships pan to other bomb bursts.
    SV officers looking thru glasses.
    LV bomb burst near large transport ship.
    GV supply ship burning at the bow.
    LV from ship showing supply ship burning.

    GV smoke from supply ship and invasion barges and survivors in small boats.
    GV pan and LV pan supply ships and smoke screen.
    CUTV troops climbing down into barge.
    LV troops leaving troopship in barges.
    STV barges leaving troopship in GV barges leaving troopship, shot of explosion.
    LTV two barges with troops making way to shore.

    CU on barge approaching shore.
    GV barges and troops wading shore.
    SV men wading ashore pan to shell exploding in water.
    CU towards amphibious Jeep with British troops.
    GV and LV troops wading shore from barges.
    CU troops wading shore holding on to line, one soldier falls.
    GV British troops on crowded beach.
    CU beachmaster with megaphone.
    LTV Jeep out of barge into water and onto shore.
    SV Bren carrier topples over from barge, CU side view soldier with megaphone.
    LV armoured car landing on beach.
    CU pan armoured car landing on beach.
    LV British troops and prisoners carrying supplies ashore.
    SV pan prisoners carrying supplies ashore.
    CU cheerful prisoners carrying supplies ashore.
    GV troops taking cover in lane.
    CU troops in lane.
    SV pan mass prisoners being rounded up.
    CU pan mass prisoners showing Germans as well.
    CU pan mass happy Italian prisoners.
    GV General Montgomery and other officers at table.
    Background: First actual landing pictures show initial assault which resulted in firm foothold on enemy soil. Highlights of graphic film-report are largest troop convoy ever at sea and its embarkation on enemy beaches of Eighth Army.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EDRXT7PC6DNG4ZBXDMKMBSPV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EDRXT7PC6DNG4ZBXDMKMBSPV
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    ITALY / DEFENCE: World War 2: Invasion of Sicily by Allied forces ITALY / DEFENCE: World War 2: Invasion of Sicily by Allied forces

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