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    Combined operations in Italy sees continued troop and material landing while Royal Air Force and U.

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    ITALY: Salerno:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. Field guns clear Germans from Monte Corvino 'field in Italy..R.A.F. servicing commandos preparing field for operational use..German supplies intact..our unloaded..SEAFIRE lands & refuels

    AEROPLANE GERMAN. smashed German plane w. marking on Monte Corvino airfield in Italy..field guns firing on field.. supplies left by German..& our unloaded

    APPLES British tommy eating apple during rest in Italy

    ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT. More A.L.C's at SALERNO..land w.troops & equipment..NEW TYPE w.DOUBLE DOORS opens & troops disembark w.tank

    CHILDREN British troops talk to Italian children in Salerno area

    GUNS. Field guns clear the Monte Corvino airfield, Italy 25 pounders.. guns etc. unloaded on Salerno beach.

    HORSES. Horse & cart used for transport in Italy.. British

    HORSES. Tommy stops by wayside & fills tin hat w. water for it

    ITALY. Navy sails into TARANTO..A.C.I's land on SALERNO beaches..w. men & equipment..Tommy directs traffic on beaches..Horse & cart for local transport..tommies w. children..Monte Corvino airfield cleared for use..Aircraft-carrier in action against enemy planes off

    MILITARY BRITISH. Troops embark from A.C.L's on Salerno beach.. tommy directs traffic on beach w. flag..new Assault Craft used DOUBLE-DOORS, troops & tank pour out.. horse & cart used for transport..tommy gives horse drink from helmet..German prisoners..troops resting, eat apple & w. children..25-pounder fired on Monte Corvino 'field..sappers dig up mines on airfield.. smoke screens laid on beach.
    MINES, MINESWEEPERS & MINELAYING. Sappers dig out mines & booby traps on Monte Corvino airfield, Italy.. Italian Commandant explains where minis were laid

    NAVAL BRITISH. Ships enter TARANTO Harbour..preparing paravanes before entering shallow water..passing boom defences..soldiers enter motor boat from H.M.S.Aurora..

    NAVAL BRITISH. New ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT used i. huge double doors..troops & tank pour out

    PRISONERS OF WAR Groups of German prisoners..& some run to give themselves up in Italy

    SHIPPING. Column of black smoke rises from burning ship off Salerno..

    SMOKE SCREEN ETC. Smoke screen laid on Salerno beaches V.G.

    TANKS. Tank drives out of new ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT in Italy..tanks etc.landing on Salerno beach

    TARANTO Mediterranean Fleet sails into Taranto Harbour.. Italian pilot comes aboard to direct ships thro' boom defences

    landing craft, LCA, invasion, Churchill tank, armoured cars, prisoner of war, POWs, horse, horse-drawn, soldiers, Tommies, British Eighth Army, Panzer tank, Nazi German Wehrmacht, World War II, World War 2, war, Second World War, Salerno, Operation Baytown, Operation Avalanche, U.S. Fifth Army, field guns, artillery, smoke shells, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Royal Air Force, RAF, stores, sappers, mine, mines, booby traps, Italian commandant, Fleet Air Arm, Supermarine Seafire, troop transport, ship, boat, smokescreen, lorry, truck, Luftwaffe, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring, field marshal
    Background: Combined operations in Italy sees continued troop and material landing while Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Corps fighter planes utilize captured airfields, sometimes under German fire or with Italian assistance

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