Salerno Italy Date:1943 Duration:3 min 57 sec Sound:Yes
Allied convoy underway at sea. Allied forces amphibious landing at Salerno at night, in Italy. Darkness illuminated by flashes of gunfire. Navy guns blast enemy positions and German planes. German warplanes bombing and strafing Allied ships. Several Allied ships burning. Helmsman on Allied landing craft looks back at German plane falling into sea, when he is shot and falls away from the tiller. General Mark Clark rides to shore in a landing craft along with his troops. 5th Army troops dig in furiously on the beachhead and dive into their foxholes as they come under German firing. British General Harold Alexander, commander of Allied 15th Army Group confers with U.S. General Mark Clark. Nurses arrive by C-47 aircraft and treat wounded soldiers. Views of destroyed German armor and artillery including German Pz.IV tank. Nurses and medics load Allied wounded onto landing craft for evacuation. German prisoners of war walk under armed escort and dig graves to bury their dead. Allied forces move forward on battlefront. Several Allied C-47 transport planes are seen flying low over the area.
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