Views of Cape Rasocolmo, Sicily, Italy, after it falls to American forces during World War II
Sicily Italy Date:1943 Duration:3 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. soldiers lower and fold up a flag of the Kingdom of Italy, from atop a tower overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, at Cape Rasocolmo, Sicily, Italy, 15 km from Messina, during World War 2. They examine a large searchlight mounted on a tracked vehicle. They rotate it. The American soldiers uncover a grass camouflaged listening device (used to locate planes before the invention of the radar). A U.S. Army Sergeant occupies the operator's position and checks its movement controls. Soldiers pull grass camouflaging another large piece of equipment related to artillery (perhaps a type of radar). Scene shifts to view from hills overlooking the waterfront with town and port facilities. An American soldier takes photographs of the scene. Sequence shifts to views from a boat (unseen) moving slowly in the water off the coast. Buildings seen perched on the hillside and summit. Unusually shaped rock formations in the water at base of the cliffs. View from hilltop, of farmland in valley below.
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