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Meeting of British 8th Army and U.S. 5th Army near Agropoli in Italy, and U.S. troops entering Albanella Italy in World War II

First Meeting between British 8th Army and the American 5th Army, 35 miles south of Salerno, on a high mountain road near Agropoli, during World War 2. PR officer from the London Irish Army and War Correspondents meet the U.S. Army's 3rd platoon, 36th Division Recon Cavalry troops. The U.S. Army soldiers wait in jeeps at a bend in the road. When the British group arrives they stop and talk together. Then views of a company of the 504 Abn Infantry on the Via Roma entering Albanella Italy. A half-track personnel carrier is seen followed by several M10 Tank destroyers. from Company C of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, driving through town on September 14th, 1943. Views of M4 Sherman tanks on the roads of Albanella. (Note: The location where Infantry and tank views was taken has been identified as the intersection of Via Piazzie Chiesa and Via Roma at coordinates: 40 degrees 28' 41.29"N/15 degrees 06' 52.24"E.)

Date: 1943, September 16
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at Tehran conference.

General Secretary of the Communist Party Joseph Stalin, President Franklin D Roosevelt of the U.S. and Prime Minister Winston Churchill of the UK seated on porch of Soviet Embassy building in Tehran, Iran, 28 November 1943. Scene shifts to group of Yugoslav Partisans and closeup of their leader, Marshal Tito, at their mountain headquarters. Marshal Tito smoking a pipe while standing on the porch of his headquarters with American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Officer, Morris “Moe” Berg, and British Brigadier General Fitzroy Maclean, Winston Churchill's special envoy to the Yugoslav leader. French resistance fighters show their flag on a mountaineer's pick. It reads,"Vaincre Mourir" and displays a cross of Lorraine. Closeups of French resistance fighters. Scenes of various such groups joining in the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion at Normandy, France. Aerial glimpse of D-day task force crossing the English Channel. Animated map shows Germany being attacked by Russian forces from the East, by the other allies from Britain in the West and from Italy, in the South. Allied forces moving across a pontoon bridge and engaging German forces in France. A U.S. M3 Gun Motor Carriage firing its 75mm gun. American troops firing machine guns, carrying wounded on stretchers and using flame throwers. Troops, including ambulatory wounded moving under enemy fire. Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division in France. One carries a wounded buddy. American troops firing a variety of artillery from under camouflage netting. French underground forces engaged in Paris. Closeup of one wearing a French Adrian helmet firing a rifle. Another throws a grenade out an apartment window. An American tank moving under the base of the Eiffel Tower as French Resistance fighters run across the area. French citizens celebrating the liberation of Paris. View from an American jeep as French people cheer. Closeups of French people. A bombed out bridge. A battlefield cemetery. Destruction and death in the wake of combat. Fallen French civilians lying on pavement. A U.S. tank slowly driving through a masonry wall. Soviet forces advancing through destroyed buildings. Chinese troops marching along the Great Wall. British troops on parade in tropics. Asian ally troops marching. Huge formation of marching U.S. soldiers. United Nations flags in the breeze.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 30 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
British infantry and armor operating in Southern Italy during World War II

British forces operating in Southern Italy, during World War 2. British infantry are seen, somewhat sheltered, prone on the ground near armored vehicles.Smoke is rising in the distant background. Scene shifts to infantrymen in a field of wild flowers. Closeup of one manning a Bren gun. Closer view of several others positioned close to him. Several rise up and begin moving forward. British camouflaged A22 Churchill tank moves through the wild flower field. Broader view from piles of fallen rocks shows infantry and tanks moving in concert across a wide front. Back in the field of wild flowers, more tanks and infantry are advancing. Another broad view shows considerable white smoke behind advancing tanks (possibly smoke screens set by the advancing troops). More views of tanks and infantry moving across the fields of flowers. British soldier examines a knocked out German 3" gun. Smoke issuing from an disabled German armored personnel carrier abandoned in the field.

Date: 1943, September 8
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British troops advance and examine destroyed German tanks in Southern Italy, and take German POWs.

Fighting in Southern Italy during the second world war. British soldiers in a Universal carrier (aka Bren Gun Carrier or Scout carrier) heading rapidly toward a village area. Views of a damaged German PzKfw IV tank (Panzer IV medium tank) disabled just off a road, with British soldiers examining the tank. A large hole in the tank schuertzen (skirt armor). Several other wrecked PzIV tanks dispersed in the field. Vehicle markings for A51 and 21 are visible. British soldiers escort a group of German Prisoners of War. Four German POWs carry a wounded soldier on a stretcher, under British guard. German POWs resting and posing for the camera. Various views of German POWs. British soldiers sit, relax on the ground and smoke cigarettes. Several soldiers sit on carts and some talk with the civilians.

Date: 1943, September
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops fire guns, advance on a field and drop bombs at a historic abbey in Italy during the Battle of Cassino.

A documentary television program depicts the role of U.S. soldiers in the Battle for Cassino which was a part of the Italian Campaign during World War II. U.S. 6th Armored Infantry Regiment troops advance on trucks. A barrel of a gun in the foreground. Fire by tanks and artillery. Mountains in the foreground. A town on the foot of Monastery Hill. A historic abbey which contains many medieval treasures. A German official at the abbey. A German soldier looks through binoculars. Troops around an artillery fire. A hand holding a leaflet. Leaflets are fired. A U.S. aircraft in flight over Monastery Hill and a pilot in the cockpit. Aircraft drop bombs over the abbey . Smoke rises due to an explosion. Soldiers fire guns. German troops at the abbey look through the binoculars. They fire guns. 5th Army troops on tanks advance. Aircraft in flight. Colonel William W. Quinn seated in a chair talks about the next story that is the invasion of Southern France.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A U.S. officer and an Italian officer exchange greetings after the Italians land their bomber at an Allied field in World War II

Italian fliers land their aircraft at an Allied occupied air base ( probably in Southern Italy) to join the Allies for the war against the Nazis during World War 2. A three-engined Italian Savoia-Marchetti bomber in flight. The aircraft lands at the airfield. Other aircraft parked on the airfield. A hangar in the background. Italian fliers step from the aircraft. U.S. and Italian officer exchange greetings. Aircraft in formation. Italian fighter aircraft land and taxi at the air base. Officers and fliers. The fliers leave their aircraft. Italian fliers seated around a table eat American meal.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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