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Anzio Italy 1944 stock footage and images

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Allied troops land at Anzio and launch of all out assault in Italy during World War II.

Allied campaign in Italy during World War 2. Supreme Commander of the Allied forces General Dwight D. Eisenhower emerges from War Room tent, with General Mark Clark, on the central front in Italy. An officer briefs the General. A map of Italy depicts the location of Cassino and Rome. The map depicts the course of the Rapido River and the Allied strategy to drive away the Germans from the area. Allied soldiers fight in the streets and at "Hangmans Hill". British soldiers in combat. British medics try to assist a wounded comrade. Damaged buildings and wounded soldiers. A map of Italy depicts Allied landings at Anzio. An LST ( Landing Ship Tank) beached at Anzio as American and British troops unload. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring of Germany. Allied equipment advances in Anzio. German soldier divisions are seen advancing on roads to attack the new Allied threat to their flank. German Luftwaffe fighters seen overhead as they bomb an Allied convoy in a harbor in Anzio. Aerial closeup of German Junkers JU 87 dive bomber aircraft as it dives toward Allied ships. On ship view of Allied navy guns on ships opening fire on attacking Nazi German airplanes. View from beach of may explosions at and near Allied ships in harbor. Aerial view of formation of German aircraft diving toward battle. Closeup view of British antiaircraft gun operator as he sights cross hairs and presses foot control to open fire on German aircraft. Buildings and military vehicles near Allies on beach blown up and on fire during air raid. A DUKW ( amphibious truck ) burns in a street. Allied soldiers fight against the Germans, holding the beach. The Allies lay down an artillery barrage. Dead and injured soldiers of the Allied Army. Ship packed with injured U.S. Army soldiers on the deck moves toward a hospital ship anchored off shore. Allied prisoner soldiers (most American POWs) taken prisoner by the Germans are marched on a street under German guard. In Cassino, Germans continue to hold Benedictine Monastery atop hill in Cassino. Aerial view of American B-27 bomber aircraft as Allied air raid drops bombs on and near the Abbey to drive out the Germans. Bombs impact and billows of smoke rise up. Nearly 543 Allied aircraft bombard the city of Cassino one month later to attack the remaining Nazis. Allied forces prepare for an all out assault. Supply convoys seen moving on roads toward front. British and Polish troops marching toward front. Additional American forces marching. French Expeditionary Corps soldiers taking up positions. Equipment arrives and soldiers being regrouped for the assault. The assault is launched and Allied artillery fire seen lighting up the sky at night with brilliant flashes and explosions on May 11, 1944. Allied commander Field Marshal Harold Alexander looks on as Allied forces push forward on the morning of May 12.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II.

A film titled 'Soft Tissue Wounds' shows U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II. Bombs stacked on a field. U.S. sailors work around. A battleship's gun firing salvo. Fragments are removed by surgery from battle casualties. Reports of four cases handled in the Italian campaign of January 1944. The first case shows a soldier hit by a shell fragment. U.S. troops carry the soldier hit by the shell fragment in Italy. A truck moves ahead on a road. Wounded being carried into an evacuation hospital tent. A wound just below the buttock of a soldier. Primary infusion is given to the patient. The bleeding is controlled. The wound is dusted. Dressing completes an operation. The healing of the wound after a few weeks of the operation. The patient walks after healing. A U.S. soldier shows a scar under scapula. A U.S. LST (Landing Ship Tank) fires towards Anzio Harbor. [Note: script refers to British Hospital Carrier Leinster (#37) although footage appears to be of (British) Hospital Ship St. David (#27), later sunk by the Germans at Anzio in January, 1944]. A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher aboard the hospital ship. Surgery is performed on the wounded soldier. The soldier on a bed after the operation. A ship underway at sea. A Red Cross ambulance and a truck transport the wounded soldiers to a hospital in Naples. The wound after one week of injury. The wound margins are refreshed. The wound edges are stitched. Removal of stitches after eight days. The soldier smokes a cigarette after recovering.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German Army fortifying coastal areas of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy, in World War II

German military preparations to fortify the Italian coast near Anzio and Nettuno, during World War 2. Thousands of German heavy artillery shells stacked in an ammunition dump in Italy during World War 2. German soldiers form line and pass shells and other ammunition to each other for loading into trucks. View from German Coastal shore guns overlooking the Anzio-Nettuno areas in Italy, before the Allied amphibious attack of January 22, 1944. German soldiers attend to their guns. German soldiers preparing more gun positions on side of a mountain. A German tank being covered with foliage, on a mountainside.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
U.S. 5th Army troops and equipment leave Naples and arrive in Anzio, Italy during World War II.

' A Fifth Army report from beachhead' about United States amphibious ladings in Anzio, Italy during World War II. A U.S. convoy in Naples Harbor. U.S. 5th Army supply trucks and equipment leave for Anzio. Soldiers loaded in trucks. An invasion fleet in the harbor. Equipment and troops being loaded onto vessels. LSTs ( Landing Ship Tanks) underway for Anzio. Barrage balloons in flight over the convoy. Troops and equipment aboard a ship. Soldiers aboard the vessels. A captain checks a navigational compass. Officers look at a map. A soldier carries a dog. Naval guns being fired at German airplanes during an air raid. Bombs explode in water. U.S. 5th Army equipment being unloaded from the vessels at a beach in Anzio.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel 'Global War finds United Nations on many fronts' shows action in New Guinea and Italy in World War 2

Allied troops attack Japanese bases in New Guinea. Australian jungle troops cover difficult to climb terrain, hauling supplies by manpower alone. New Zealand troops in snow covered Italian Alps. The Army troops from New Zealand wear white camouflage coverings in the snow terrain, and advance up mountain terrain. Aerial view of beach area at Anzio, Italy. U.S. Army forces escort capture German troops who continue to surrender. Some include Nazi troops from the Hermann Goering division. view of German Prisoners of War as they receive medical care for minor and major injuries. American nurses arrive in Anzio and tend the wounded. A German aircraft attacking Allies in Anzio is shot down and the German warplane plunges toward the ground trailing smoke. View of U.S. Army personnel examining the wreckage of a German plane that crash landed in Italy.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel 'New Allied Army lands in Italy, South of Rome'

Invasion fleet assembles, with British, Canadian, and American infantry troops preparing for invasion in Italy during World War 2. U.S. Army ssldiers seen playing chess and reading newspapers aboard ship pre-invasion.. A U.s. soldier holds a puppy dog. A map shows the target places Anzio and Nettuno which are south of Rome. Landing ships and barges seen. Troops and heavy equipment arrive and are seen going ashore at Anzio and Nettuno. German dive bomber aircraft arrive on 2nd day and bomb Allied targets. A allied landing craft is hit and a large explosion is seen. Amphibious tank unloaded from landing craft. Near Anzio, dead German soldiers are seen on streets as Allied troops move in. German prisoners are taken by allies. British troops guarding captured German soldiers. A captured Nazi German officer is shown. and German soldier prisoners smoke cigarettes.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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