• Short Summary

    After victory in North Africa, the Royal Navy and Allied air forces turn their sights to Sicily and Italy via the small fortress islands in between, General Eisenhower and Admiral Cunningham watch the naval bombardment from aboard the cruiser Aurora, Flying Fortresses head for Pantelleria and drop their bombs, battleships fire on the island, smokescreens hinder retaliation, and the Navy turns its force to the island of Lampedusa for more bombardment

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: The Allied Attack from North Africa: Pantelleria Bombardment

    SICILY: Trapani: Isle of Pantelleria:
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    ITALY: Pelagie Islands: Lampedusa:
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    AEROPLANES AMERICAN Bomb PANTELLERIA..

    CUNNINGHAM Admiral Sir Andrew (C in C) W.Eisenhower watches bombardment of Pantelleria

    EISENHOWER, General. Pantelleria

    FLAGS. PANTS at Half Mast during invasion of Pantelleria

    NAVAL Bombard PANTELLERIA & LAMPEDUSA..Cunningham w. Eisenhower on bridge of AURORA..making smokescreen.. "PANTS" flag signal

    PANTELLERIA. Navy bombards island from sea..bomber formations attack..shell & bomb bursts on island

    SMOKE SCREEN ETC. Navy makes smoke off Pantelleria

    Italy; Military - Active

    World War Two, World War II, WWII, Second World War, war, Benito Mussolini, RAF, United States Air Force, Allies, Axis, Strait of Sicily, Mediterranean Sea
    Background: After victory in North Africa, the Royal Navy and Allied air forces turn their sights to Sicily and Italy via the small fortress islands in between, General Eisenhower and Admiral Cunningham watch the naval bombardment from aboard the cruiser Aurora, Flying Fortresses head for Pantelleria and drop their bombs, battleships fire on the island, smokescreens hinder retaliation, and the Navy turns its force to the island of Lampedusa for more bombardment

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7GKZ6ICYBM1G5X8E8UV8Z376
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7GKZ6ICYBM1G5X8E8UV8Z376
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/06/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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