German forces defending against Allies during invasion of Sicily in Operation Husky of World War II
Sicily Italy Date:1943, July Duration:2 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
Axis defensive operations against Allied forces during the Italian campaign of World War 2. German Air Force Junkers Ju-52 transport planes take off from their base in Messina, Sicily, carrying members of their 1st Parachute Division to bolster defenses against the Allies who have begun amphibious landings in the South, during Operation Husky. A Closeup aerial view in a formation of Ju-52s flying low over water. Glimpse of German paratroopers inside one of the planes. View from below of paratroopers jumping from their planes, and their chutes descending over hilly terrain. But they are seen landing in fields, as the formation of transport planes flies away overhead. View from the ground of German Heinkel He 111 H-20/R1 aircraft dropping paratroopers, whose chutes are seen descending and landing in hilly terrain. Military equipment being dropped by parachute. The German paratroops gathering up their gear and heading to join their comrades. One is seen sipping fresh water from a mountain stream. View from the German positions of British and American positions being shelled by German artillery. German parachute infantry moving through sandy areas and underbrush. View from inside a German bunker. German artilleryman directing fire from a heavy field gun. German artillery putting up strong defense near Mt. Etna. British soldiers taken prisoners of war. German gunners, some stripped to the waist, firing heavy guns against British and American troops.
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