• Short Summary

    General Montgomery and the British Eighth Army attack the soft underbelly of Europe in liberation of Italy during Operation Baytown

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    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: Our Armies in Italy

    ITALY: Reggio di Calabria: Messina:
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    British Army invades Italy including footage of boats and airplanes

    English army in Italy

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. First airport seized by Allies in Italy..outside Reggio di Calabria..men sit on planes


    ASSAULT LANDING CRAFT Troops embark L.C.I's at Sicilian Port..across straits of Messina..land on beaches (Italy)


    BABIES Soldier holds baby in arms during advance thro' Italy


    DUCKS (U.S. Amphibious 3 ton lorries) Naval motor launch towing Duck takes Montgomery from Sicily to Italy..Ducks land on beaches..lined up in harbour (Sicily) ..troops embark


    FLAGS. White Ensign flies over Reggio Harbour


    MAP. Officers study map on roadside in Italy


    MILITARY BRITISH. Troops embark in L.C.I's in Sicilian port..Montgomery crosses Straits of Messina to mainland in Naval Motor Launch..tours front in Duck..inspects troops.. officers study map on roadside..land tanks etc. watched by Italians..White Ensign over Reggio Harbour.. Italian hospital..Tommy holds baby in arms barrage from Sicily covers the attack


    MONTGOMERY Lt. General. Crossing Starts of Messina in Naval Motor Launch..tours Italian mainland in Duck..inspects troops standing in bows looking thro' glasses


    NAVAL BRITISH. Naval motor launch towing Duck takes Montgomery to Italy from Sicily..Ducks crossing Straits & land.. wrecked ships in Reggio Harbour..ship set on fire by enemy..huge columns of smoke & explosions.. barrage etc..bombs dropping in water


    SHIPPING. Ammo ship goes up off Italy


    TANKS. Italian civilians watch land tanks passing thro' countryside in Italy


    Military - Active

    liberatoion, liberator, liberators, prisoners of war, POWs, soldiers, soldier, Reggio di Calabria, World War II, Second World War, World War 2, war, WWII, Operation Baytown, Eighth Army, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Sicily, Benito Mussolini, Il Duce, landing craft, LST, Matilda tanks, destroyers, combat ships, warships, naval guns
    Background: General Montgomery and the British Eighth Army attack the soft underbelly of Europe in liberation of Italy during Operation Baytown

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB47AZ5ILUR2MU3C6EJMV9YXWH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB47AZ5ILUR2MU3C6EJMV9YXWH
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/09/1949
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:48:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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