British and U.S. soldiers advance and construct a bridge over the Volturno River in Italy during the Italian Campaign.
Italy Date:1943 Duration:5 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary television program titled 'The Big Picture' depicts the role of U.S. soldiers in the Italian Campaign during World War II. U.S. soldiers advance on tanks. The soldiers climb up a snowy area and get off a landing craft. Sergeant James Mansfield speaks about the story of U.S. soldiers wearing a Blue Badge and the Italian Campaign fought by U.S. soldiers. The sergeant holds a Combat Infantryman Badge. Colonel William W. Quinn talks about the role of Combat Engineers and Blue Badge Infantryman in the Italian Campaign. Animated map of Italy shows British 8th Army capturing Foggia and U.S. 5th Army capturing Naples in Italy. The Volturno River and mountains in the background. A damaged bridge. Troops near the river. Animated map shows location of Allied troops. Engineers construct a bridge over the river. Allied troops cross the river with necessary supplies and artillery.
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