Allied invasion fleet of over three thousand ships crosses the Mediterranean Sea. American, British and Canadian Armies along with other countries involved in the 'Operation Husky'. General George Patton receives the battle flag. Amphibious assault on the Gulf of Gela. Naval guns fired. Troops advance in the town of Gela. Civilians are seen. Landmines are cleared. General Lucian Truscott seen. Attack of fighter planes.
Activities of the Seabees during Allied invasion of Sicily, in World War II. Seabees lash sections of floating causeway to LST. Allied troops landing on the beach of Sicily shores between Licata and Gela. Seabees install floating causeway from LST to the beach. A bulldozer goes from the LST to the beach over the causeway. "Enemy" Italian troops volunteer to help with the unloading. German stuka dive bombers attack the allied beachhead and destroy an LST. Sherman tanks reach the beachhead from other LSTs using the floating causeways. Vehicles, artillery, and troops move ashore over the causeways.
A U.S. LST (Landing Craft Tank) off the coast of Gela, Sicily, Italy prior to its invasion during World War II. Two DUKW (six-wheel drive amphibious truck) head for the LST stationary off the coast of Gela. A DUKW enters the LST. DUKWs loaded with supplies leave the LST and head for the shore. A DUKW approaches the shore. U.S. troops on the shore of Gela.
Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy during World War II. U.S. Army Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Commander of the U.S. Seventh Army, along with a soldier aboard a troop ship. Soldiers mark a sheet. Lt. Gen. Patton with a cigar in his mouth as he goes over the side of the ship. He climbs down a rope net into a landing craft. Lt. Gen. Patton seated aboard the landing craft, accompanied by several armed soldiers and officers, including a Brigadier General, as it approaches a beach in the Gulf of Gela, South-Central Sicily. A captain and soldier help Lt. General Patton to get off the landing craft. Patton and officers, including the Brigadier General who accompanied him on the landing craft, stand together on the beach. Patton and the Brigadier General both wear 1st Armored Division patches on their uniforms.
General Patton stands watching as army vehicles including trucks,halftracks,jeeps, and heavy armor, offload from Landing ships. Officers and soldiers on the beach take temporary cover as explosions occur close offshore, from enemy artillery fire.
Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy during World War II. Allied convoy of ships underway in the Mediterranean Sea between Gela and Scoglitti. Landing crafts circle around the ships. A soldier comes down a landing net alongside a ship. Ships anchored off the coast of Sicily. A barge comes alongside a ship.
Allied invasion of Sicily, Italy during World War II. An Allied invasion convoy underway in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gela, Sicily. Smoke rises from the coast due to bombardment. Flakes burst in the sky. Ships underway at sea. Smoke rises from a ship after being hit by an enemy aircraft.