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    Allied air, sea and land forces attack Italy in preparation for taking Rome

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Italian Bridgehead: The First Pictures of the Fifth Army Landing Near Rome

    ITALY: Rome:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. Aerial shots Italy when 5th Army land nr. Naples.. Mussolini Bridge wrecked..planes preparing & in air..bombs drop

    ALEXANDER GENERAL At front nr.NAPLES when 5th Army land

    AMERICA MILITARY. U.S.& British amphibious operation at Bay of Naples..troops & equipment landing w.5th Army..Gen.Mark Clark at front..bombard coast of Italy at night

    ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT. 5TH ARMY embark from port in Italy..land nr.NAPLES W.men & equipment in darkness..& w.convoy at sea

    BRIDGES Aerial shot of Mussolini Bridge in Italy.. wrecked

    CLARKE; General (U.S. Army). At front in Italy when 5TH ARMY land nr. Naples

    CONVOYS. Allied convoy disembarks from Italian port w.5TH ARMY..landing A.C.L's in darkness off Bay of Naples.. at sea..enemy bomb explosions nr.ship & 1 ship ablaze.. bombarding coast in darkness

    DUCKS (U.S. Amphibious 3 ton lorries) Land w. 5th Army men & supplies nr. Naples

    FACTORIES. Russian women in Soviet Munition plants

    GUNS. Naval guns bombard coast of Italy (night) nr. Naples when 5th Army land

    HOSPITALS. M.O. at work when 5th Army land nr. Naples..operating at front line

    ITALY. BAY OF NAPLES..night bombardment..Allied preparations at SALERNO..troops & equipment embarking from port..invasion convoy at sea..A.L.C's go ashore in darkness.. German P.O.W.(3)..Medical Officer operates at the front..Signpost, to ROME 5TH ARMY LANDING NR. NAPLES Wrecked MUSSOLINI bridge..planes in action..Gen.Alexander at front..w.Admiral Troubridge..mine detecting..Gen.Mark Clark..rough seas stop landings troops (long lines) move up to front

    MILITARY BRITISH. 5th Army embarking at Anzio..troops on board invasion convoy..in A.C.L's landing nr. Naples..tanks etc. roll ashore..men advancing in long line..Gen.Alexander at front ..prisoners (German) taken..Medical Officer at work & operating..Gen.Alexander w.Ad.Troubridge.. mine detecting.

    MINES, MINESWEEPERS & MINELAYING. 5th Army nr. Naples detecting mines

    NAVAL BRITISH. Allied troops embark from Italian port..on board singing army (study map aboard)..A.C.L's land nr. Naples.. bombard coast..unloading equipment when 5TH ARMY LAND NR. NAPLES..troops (2 men) w. NAVY & COMMANDO on sleeve

    PRISONERS OF WAR 3 German taken in Italy by 5th Army

    SHELLS Enemy shells explode in water round Allied convoy off Italy..one merchant ship ablaze

    SHIPPING. Allied convoy embarks port in ITALY.. landing in Bay of Naples at night..night bombardment of coast..A.C.L's land w. men & equipment..unloading jeeps, tanks, bulldozer etc. at sea..rough sea stops landings..5TH ARMY landing Nr. NAPLES

    TROOPSHIP In convoy w. 5th Army ..troops on board..study map..singing..disembarking onto A.C.L's etc. before landing nr. Naples

    TROUBRIDGE, Admiral W. General Alexander & 5th Army in Italy

    Italy; Military - Active

    World War II, WWII, Second World War, War, WW2, DUKW, amphibious truck, B-17, canal, minesweepers, artillery, high seas
    Background: Allied air, sea and land forces attack Italy in preparation for taking Rome

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