Star Item
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - paperwork dates it as 1943.

    Sicily, Italy.

    Title reads "Sicilians See Allied Military Govt. At Work".

    Various shots show Sicilian civilians reading a poster on a wall that gives details of the Curfew and Arms Surrender in English and Italian, from the Military Authority. Two Allied officers are shown some of the handguns that have been given in. On the balcony of the Town Hall a priest (paperwork says it's the Mayor) shakes hands with a military officer; a crowd watches from below.

    Sicilian civilians queue for food; they each handed what looks like a round of bread (or pizza dough) by a man in sunglasses. C/U of a civilian man wearing an armband that reads 'Civil Affairs Police'. Brief shot of troops walking from a rural area; could be Italian soldiers marching back to the town under the orders of the Allied soldiers.

    In the town, men have their papers checked by the Allied military at long tables under shelters. One Sicilian man leans across the desk to light the cigarette of a military man. Another man who has had his papers checked salutes the officer then runs across the street to where a crowd of people (mostly women) wait; he kisses a woman (probably his mother) and shows her his papers.

  • Tags

  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:52:00 / 01:32:46:00
    UN 189 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 0189 D
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution
    Scialian Italian Surrender Peter Gunn
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment