• Short Summary

    Most impressive pictures yet received from Italy show tremendous air-pounding of key town on road to Rome.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Cassino Bombing

    ITALY: Cassino:
    BIG GV Cassino Monastery and Cassino town area.
    Nearer shot Cassino Monastery and Cassino town area. (ROTA BLUE)
    GV pan large ammunition dump being prepared.
    LV boxes of ammunition and shells piled up.
    SV British and Coloured troops loading shells and boxes into lorry. (ORIG. NEG.)
    SV Gen. Cannon, U.S. Air Corp. discussing plans of operation with war chiefs. (nat.sd.). SV U.S Air officer speaking. (nat.sd.).
    SV RAF Officer speaking pan to U.S. Army officer speaking.(nat.sd.).
    GV Bostons on drome preparing to take off.
    SV Boston with prop. turning.
    GV pan Boston taking off.
    SV pan Boston taking off.
    SV pan Boston taking off.
    SV towards and pan Mitchells taking off.
    Shot towards and over camera Mitchell taking off.
    GV Mitchells and Bostons in formation overhead.

    GAV Bostons flying in formation over sea.
    CU machine gun firing from plane.
    Shot dive-bombing and machine gunning road on outskirts of Cassino.
    AV Mitchells in formation flying onto Cassino.
    AV showing bomb bursts on enemy positions.
    AV Mitchells in formation approaching Cassino town.
    AV flying over Monastery and Cassino town. (ROTA BLUE)
    AV large formation of Mitchells about to attack.(ORIG. NEG.)
    AV Mitchells dropping bombs. GV from ground bombs bursting on town of Cassino.(ROTA BLUE).
    LV pan stick of bombs bursting on town. (ORIG.DUPE NEG.).
    GV bombers in formation overhead. (ROTA BLUE).
    LV Bombs bursting on town. (ORIG.DUPE NEG.)
    GV bombs bursting on town.
    SV bombs bursting.
    GV pan two sets of Fortresses coming in to bomb.
    GV set of bombs bursting on town.(ORIG. DUPE NEG.)
    BIG GV town covered in smoke from bombs.(ROTA BLUE).
    GV Fortresses flying away from town.(ORIG.DUPE NEG.)
    Background: Most impressive pictures yet received from Italy show tremendous air-pounding of key town on road to Rome. Allied aircraft fly three thousand sorties and obliterate target.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAFEIRCNAZK7GUU663GBFRMRHL
    Media URN:
    VLVAAFEIRCNAZK7GUU663GBFRMRHL
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1944
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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