British infantry and armor operating in Southern Italy during World War II
Southern Italy Date:1943, September 8 Duration:1 min 57 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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