German and Italian aircraft dive through intense flak to bomb a British convoy underway in the Strait of Sicily.
Strait of Sicily Date:1942, August 11 Duration:7 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
A naval-air battle in the Strait of Italy during World War II. A formation of Italian and German bombers over the Strait of Italy. Ships of a British convoy underway. British ships fire antiaircraft guns at Italian bombers. Flak bursts in the sky. Italian bombers bomb the ships. Explosions near and on the ships. British ships are heavily bombed by a large number of Italian bombers. Many ships sink after exploding. Smoke billows up from the ships afire. Italian MASs (torpedo armed motorboats) head for a British convoy. British ships are torpedoed. Smoke rises after explosions on the ships. The bombing of the convoy continues at night. Interiors of an Italian submarine shows its crew members at work. A list of claimed British losses includes HMS Furious (47), HMS Eagle, HMS Manchester (C15), HMS Cairo (D87) and HMS Foresight (H68). Victorious Italian MASs underway and Italian aircraft in flight overhead.
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