A naval-air battle in the Strait of Italy during World War II. A formation of Italian and German bombers over the Strait of Italy. Ships of a British convoy underway. British ships fire antiaircraft guns at Italian bombers. Flak bursts in the sky. Italian bombers bomb the ships. Explosions near and on the ships. British ships are heavily bombed by a large number of Italian bombers. Many ships sink after exploding. Smoke billows up from the ships afire. Italian MASs (torpedo armed motorboats) head for a British convoy. British ships are torpedoed. Smoke rises after explosions on the ships. The bombing of the convoy continues at night. Interiors of an Italian submarine shows its crew members at work. A list of claimed British losses includes HMS Furious (47), HMS Eagle, HMS Manchester (C15), HMS Cairo (D87) and HMS Foresight (H68). Victorious Italian MASs underway and Italian aircraft in flight overhead.
A naval-air battle in the Strait of Sicily during World War II. Animated map shows the route of a British convoy from Gibraltar to Malta. Bombing of the British convoy by Axis aircraft is depicted by the animated map.
Preparations for naval-air battle in the Strait of Italy during World War 2. Italian fighter Reggiane Re 2000 Falco aircraft taxi on an airfield. Bombs on the airfield. Italian ground crew place a camera in the wing of a Navy S79 trimotor bomber, that then taxis and takes off from airfield at Trapani. Italian crews board MASs (torpedo armed motorboats) at a Sicilian harbor. The MASs pull away from the harbor. Crew members aboard the MASs heading out to attack British convoys in the Strait of Sicily. An Italian submarine submerging.
Allied bombing of the Strait of Messina during World War II. Aerial view of mountainous terrain and open sea. Bombs drop over the Strait of Messina. The coastline of Sicily. Rivers and roads amidst the mountainous terrain.
German troops in Sicily, Italy during World War II. A map of Italy. German ships at a coast. Allied aircraft in flight as a German convoy moves across the Strait of Messina. An aircraft drops bombs at the convoy and explosions occur at sea. Landing crafts in water. German troops aboard an aircraft. German anti aircraft guns fire at the Allied aircraft. Smoke rises as an aircraft is shot down. German crafts are anchored at a beach and equipment being unloaded. Troops disembark from vessels. A soldier smokes a cigarette. A damaged U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft after it was shot down. German General Hans Hube being congratulated for successful withdrawal.
'The fighting first' about the role of United States 1st Infantry Division in various campaigns during World War II. A soldier of United States 1st Infantry Division. Combat boots of soldiers during the civil war and World War I. A map shows the 1st Infantry Division units moving across the Atlantic Ocean towards North Africa for Operation Torch in November, 1942. Soldiers of 1st Infantry Division go to England and loaded onto ships as they move to Africa. U.S. General Terry Allen aboard a ship. Infantrymen fire in Oran, Algeria. Aircraft in flight, explosions occur and a convoy of trucks on advance during the battle in Oran. 1st Infantry Division troops battle against Nazi General Rommel's armies in Tunisia, North Africa. In 1943, men of 1st Infantry Division load onto ships and arrive in Sicily. Troops advance into a town in Sicily after capturing it. Damaged houses in a city in Sicily.