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
Agropoli Italy Date:1943, September 16 Duration:1 min 38 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.)
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