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Allied invasion and campaign in Sicily, Italy during World War II.

A film titled 'Campaign in Sicily' on the campaign of Allied forces in Sicily, Italy during World War II. Animated map shows the target area of the Allies. British Army General Alan Gordon Cunningham, U.S. Army General Dwight David Eisenhower, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder , British Army Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, U.S. Army General George Smith Patton and United States Army Air Forces Lieutenant General James Harold Doolittle plan and discuss during the campaign. Lt. Gen. Doolittle and some officers stand near an airplane. U.S. airplanes bomb Pantelleria. Aircraft in formation flight over the target area and drop bombs. British infantry goes ashore. Masses of Italian prisoners of war march along. Rubbled buildings in the area. Axis airplanes bomb an Allied supply ship off an island. British engineers repair an airstrip on the island. Allied bombers strike target areas in Italy. Troops transports assemble in a harbor at Alexandria, Egypt. Ships being loaded at the harbor. Generals Eisenhower and Patton aboard USS Monrovia. Ships underway at sea. Sailors and officers discuss a map. Animated map shows target areas and Allied strategies and invaded areas. Allied troops, following a night naval bombardment, land in Sicily using amphibious vehicles and floating causeways. Landing ships are unloaded. Steel mash mats are laid down. Bulldozers are taken ashore. General Patton and 3rd Infantry Division units land. Axis airplanes attack the convoy. They drop bombs over target areas. An ammunition ship is exploded. Heavy columns of smoke rise as ships and landing craft explode. Soldiers advance along a town. Artillery and tanks advance along. Wrecked airplanes and equipment in the area. Dead bodies of soldiers on the ground. A medic treats a wounded. Aircraft in flight overhead. Officers in the balcony of a building. People gather outside the building. Animated map invasion by Allied forces. Prisoners of war are marched along a field. Soldiers advance.

Date: 1948
Duration: 10 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops march in Sicily, Italy during World War II.

A film on the campaign of Allied forces in Sicily, Italy during World War II. Soldiers move along an area aboard a tank. Debris on a beach near Gela. Soldiers march. Animated map shows invaded areas. Masses of Italian prisoner of war. Soldiers aboard vehicles moving along a street. A crowd greets them and cheers. Aerial view of the city. Soldiers and officers gather. The surrender of the Italian forces. Allied antiaircraft guns mistakenly downs friendly transport airplanes near Gela. A ship convoy underway. The 3rd Division enters Palermo harbor area. Dead bodies in the area. Italian prisoners of war repair roads. Debris in Palermo harbor. A smoke screen shields the harbor. Allied and Axis wounded are evacuated. Soldiers advance along a town. Houses along street sides.

Date: 1948
Duration: 3 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt reviews Allied troops in Sicily, Italy during World War II.

A film on the campaign of Allied forces in Sicily, Italy during World War II. Animated map shows several places and invasion by the British and American forces. Aerial view of a town. Smoke rises from bombardment and firing. Soldiers fire guns on a battlefield. Rubbed buildings in an area. Soldiers aboard jeeps moving along a town. Animated map shows the invaded areas. Aerial view of cars moving along a street. Smoke rises from an explosion. Soldiers stand near a gun. Burning and wrecked equipment. An observation airplane in flight overhead. Soldiers fire anti aircraft guns and other guns. Smoke rises from the firing. A sea shore. Soldiers advance along an area. Wrecked and abandoned enemy vehicles and equipment. Soldiers aboard a landing craft underway. Other soldiers advance along a city. Some of the soldiers seated in a jeep moving along an area. Aerial view of buildings and houses. Allied Military Government agents distribute rations and supervise medical care. Officers seated at a desk discuss. Civilians walk along a street and gather in an area. Soldiers and medics work. Doctors examine civilians. Banks reopen and a new financial system is established. Men read newspapers. Troops stand at attention in formation. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reviews troops.

Date: 1948
Duration: 5 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied Forces invade Sicily during World War II

Allied Operation Husky in World War 2. Opening scene shows Allied ships in task force bound for the invasion of Sicily, Italy. Barrage balloons are seen in sky overhead. At first most of the ships seen are troop transports. Then a British Escort Cruiser is seen, followed by other British warships. The British Naval Ensign flying from the masthead of a warship. More views of battleships and destroyers. Aircraft carriers in line. View from ship in the task force as it passes island off Tunisia, and then passing Cape Bon, Sicily. A British destroyer pulls to the port side of the camera ship and transfers a person by bosun's chair. (Narrator calls him a "military expert.") Glimpses of life aboard the ships of the task force. Sailors swimming in a pool aboard deck. Others repairing shoes; washing items in small buckets; and reading "soldiers Guide to Sicily." Sailors use signal lamp to communicate with other ships. Sailors man and maneuver a multi barrel bofors anti-aircraft gun, on deck. Suddenly winds pick up and the seas become very rough. Next, the seas are seen very calm. Scene shifts to North African mainland, where several trucks full of British and American paratroopers move across the sand toward C-47 aircraft that will take them behind enemy lines in Sicily. C-47s are seen parked all over the area. Paratroopers don their chutes and battle gear as they prepare to board their aircraft. Closeup of a crew chief pulling propeller through on number one engine of a parked C-47 aircraft. British paratroopers assist one another with their gear. Officer makes final check of paratroopers under his command. Closeup of British paratroopers boarding their C-47 transport aircraft, and the plane taxiing in sand and taking off. Numerous C-47s taking off as daylight wanes. Allied warships bombarding the Sicilian shore in the nighttime. Troops engaged in amphibious assault on beaches of Sicily. Battle scenes showing black flak clouds in the sky and explosions near the assault and landing craft during the amphibious operations. Black smoke rising from Allied ships struck by bombs or shelling. A landing craft, filled with Canadian soldiers, leaves a transport ship headed for the beach. Other assault boats headed for the beach. Views from the Allied beachhead on Sicilian shore. British, Canadian and American troops making their way from landing craft to the shore, guided by ropes. The march along the shore. A British scout car arrives on the beach, followed by a truck. Then tanks come ashore from large landing craft. Some troops come ashore on a DUKW amphibian vehicle. Allied troops wade ashore and smile for the camera.

Date: 1943, July
Duration: 9 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Celebrations in the U.S. on the surrender of Italy and the conditions in Sicily leading to the surrender.

The Allied Forces crush the Axis troops in the Mediterranean during World War II. Italy surrenders. Newspapers in the U.S. show headlines of surrender of Italy. People in the streets read the newspapers. In New York the Americans of Italian descent celebrate Italy's surrender. Roll of honor. A child holds an American flag. American and Italian flags side by side. An Allied convoy moves towards North Africa. Allied troops land in North Africa. U.S. General Eisenhower, the Supreme Allied Commander; British General Montgomery, commander 8th Army and Lieutenant General Clark, commander of U.S. 5th Army are shown. U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and the British Prime Minister Churchill meet at Casablanca. Prelude to surrender- Allied planes drop bombs on islands off Italy. Allied warships off the coast of Sicily. Fighting off the coast. Sicily is invaded by the Allied troops. Americans land on shore. The U.S. 7th Army and the British 8th Army land on Italy's mainland behind a naval bombardment. The Allied soldiers in the streets. U.S. Army Corporal Salvatore DeMarco, of Italian origin, reunites with his family after having left home at age 15. German troops surrender to the U.S. troops and are sent out of the country in ships.

Date: 1943, September
Duration: 4 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Invasion of Italy and Operation Husky by the United States during World War II.

Invasion of Italy by the United States during World War II. U.S. Army Private Patrick MacDonald at home in the United States speaks about his experience of being in Italy during the war. Italian houses and buildings on a hillside. Men work in a spaghetti factory. U.S. soldiers relaxing in Italy. U.S. ships off the coast of Italy. U.S. LSTs (Landing Ships, Tank) at a Sicilian beach. A large number of U.S. ships off the coast of Sicily. U.S. Naval ships attacking targets on a beach during Operation Husky (Invasion of Sicily). U.S. antiaircraft guns open fire against German aircraft. U.S. troops aboard ships. Wounded men are treated aboard USS Savannah (CL-42). U.S. troops aboard landing crafts underway heading for a beach. The troops disembark from the landing crafts and advance inland.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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