• Short Summary

    Embarkation of Canadian Troops for Sicily.

  • Description

    ENGLAND: SICILY INVADED: Embarkation of Canadian Troops for Sicily.

    ENGLAND
    EXT
    CU troopship in harbour.
    LV Canadian troops up gangway pan to soldiers at side of ship.
    STV Canadians up gangway.
    SBV Canadian nurses up gangway.
    CUFV Canadian nurses coming aboard.
    GV crowded troopship moving off.
    GV mass of shipping moving off.
    LV and SV Canadian troops on deck.
    SV troops checking up identification of planes with models.
    SCU troops checking up identification of planes with model.

    Africa:
    GV pan and LV pan aerodrome in N. Africa, airborne troops and paratroops preparing.
    CU Fred Bayliss with camera...

    SV paratroops packing equipment into parachute container.
    CU packing equipment into parachute container.
    SV paratroops closing parachute container and fastening.
    LV paratroops donning overalls.
    Semi Side View and CU paratroops into transport plane.
    GV pan five paratroops transport planes starting up engines.
    CU transport plane starting up engine.
    Pan paratroop transport plane taxiing off.
    SV Fred Bayliss with camera...

    MALTA:
    INT
    SV and SCU Air Vice Marshal Park talking to pilots and looking at map.
    CU commissioned pilot listening.
    CU another commissioned pilot listening.
    CU Park giving instruction.

    EXT
    LV three Spitfires on ground taxiing for take-off.
    GV towards Spitfire taking off over camera.
    LV towards another Spitfire taking off over camera pan to BV.
    LV towards another Spitfire taking over camera pan to BV.
    LAV 11 Spitfields in formation flying over Malta.
    LAV five Beau-fighters flying low over coast.
    SAV two Beau-fighters in air.
    GAV nine Beau-fighters flying low over sea.

    GTV landing barges in harbour.
    LV Bren carrier coming aboard barge.
    CU soldier driving lorry aboard.
    SV U.S. tractor lorry coming aboard.
    GTV mass of barges in harbour.
    GV troops coming aboard barges.
    LBV troops coming aboard barges.
    CU cartoon "MUG OF BEER" pan down to cartoon "MESS DECK."
    LV invasion barges with troops leaving harbour.
    SV and LV barge with troops past camera.
    SV and SV troops on board barge past camera waving.
    GV invasion craft etc. at sea.
    Background: Embarkation of Canadian Troops for Sicily.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5CTSBD13FEE2V6HJTYMAUT9D4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5CTSBD13FEE2V6HJTYMAUT9D4
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    DEFENCE: World War 2: Sicily invaded

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