• Short Summary

    Operation Baytown commences as the British Eighth Army spearheads the invasion of Italy, guarded by the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and U.

  • Description

    WORLD: Africa and Italy:
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    DUCKS (U.S. Amphibious 3 ton lorries) Enter water in darkness from Sicily women & supplies


    ITALY Shipping in Straits of Messina crossing to Italy..night barrage..navy escorts


    MILITARY BRITISH. Montgomery visits troops in Sicily..decorates men.. speaks to assembly from car..amphibious ducks enter water..first wounded arrive from Italy.


    MONTGOMERY Lt. General. Visits men in Sicily..decorates..speaks to assembly from car (silent)


    NAVAL BRITISH.. Shipping w. naval escort cross Straits of Messina in darkness..night barrage


    RED CROSS. First wounded from Italy arrive on beaches at Sicily..Red X Ambulance waiting..carry wounded thro' water on stretcher


    SHIPPING. Allied ships w. naval escort set out in darkness for invasion of ITALY (from Sicily)..ducks enter water..night barrage.


    SICILY. Montgomery visits troops in..speaks to assembly from car..decorates men..shipping for Italy in darkness..first wounded arrives from Italy


    Military - Active

    secret, landing, darkness, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, invasion, Italy, Operation Baytown, Straits of Messina, Sicily, DUKW, barrage, LST, destroyer, landing craft, medal, ribbon, decoration, beachhead
    Background: Operation Baytown commences as the British Eighth Army spearheads the invasion of Italy, guarded by the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and U.S. Army Air Corps

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAW05Q3RV2LL72P9TDIW5L3W6N
    Media URN:
    VLVAAW05Q3RV2LL72P9TDIW5L3W6N
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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