Damage in the port of Messina, from U.S. bombing during World War II
Messina Sicily Italy Date:1943, August Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. soldiers in bomb-damaged port facilities at Messina, Sicily, during World War 2. A U.S. Army Technical Sergeant wearing a holstered sidearm, walks past an overturned railroad locomotive. He stops and picks up an abandoned Italian Breda 30 light machine gun. He checks the weapon's action and holds it up in firing position. Another U.S. soldier rummages amongst abandoned Italian small arms. The Tech Sergeant climbs aboard an abandoned port utility tug vehicle. The camera focuses on the side profile of the vehicle. A crane on a railway is seen near a damaged ship. Chunks of concrete pier are seen and damaged port machinery. A small fire burns at the base of a hill near a rail line at the port.
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