German forces bombard Allied forces with artillery fire during invasion of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy, in World War II.
Anzio Italy Date:1944, February Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
German Commander speaks to members of his Army unit and they prepare to move and engage Allied forces in Italy, during World War 2. German gunners firing machine gun from sheltered position. German soldiers running. One carries an MG 42 machine gun over his shoulder. German infantry crossing a stream and climbing up a muddy hill, under fire. German gunners firing an FH 18, 15cm heavy howitzer. German Marshal Albert Kesselring observing through periscopic binoculars. A German 283mm Krupp K5 railway gun being fired at Allies in Anzio. Binocular view of shell striking with huge explosion, in distance. View of gunners atop the railway gun, removing a hot smoking spent shell, and placing another charge into the gun breech. German soldier pulling lanyard to fire the gun. (Apparently two rail guns are being fired, named, respectively, "Leopold and Robert," and called "Anzio Annie," by American soldiers.) View of another huge explosion from a railroad gun shell. Remainder of film shows more shelling by the railway guns including what appears to be a hit on an Allied ship in the bay.
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