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    Navy, Army, and Air join together to attack forces of Europe

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    Gaumont British Ident


    ITALY: Sicily:

    AEROPLANES R.A.F. Spitfire brought down (in distance).. crashes in sea off SICILY

    ANTI-AIRCRAFT. On board ship in SICILY convoy..men at posts

    BOMBS Falling near ships off SICILY..(at invasion of)

    BROADHURST A/V/M (MALTA) W. Montgomery at Malta conference before invasion of Sicily

    CANADA. Canadians w.Br: troops in convoy (INVASION OF SICILY) .. go ashore in A.L.C's.etc.

    CARS. Jeep drives ashore (invasion of SICILY) thro' 4' of water

    CHURCHES Service on board troopship en route to SICILY

    CONVOYS. Huge convoy inc, A.LC's, in INVASION OF SICILY

    DUCKS (U.S. Amphibious 3 ton lorries) Used in invasion of SICILY..shot taken from one as same goes ashore-Camera jerked all over the place

    GUNS A.A.gun on board ship in SICILY invasion convoy..guns firing at night V.G..& shelling coast daytime tracers from shore at night

    HOSPITAL SHIP. Survivors from hit hospital ship in SICILY invasion convoy transferred to other ship in daylight

    ITALY MILITARY It. P.O. Ws. help to unload supplies for invasion of SICILY

    LORRIES. Lorries (inc DUCKS) w.bren carriers go ashore at SICILY

    MALTA Montgomery w. A.V.M. Broadhurst & Ad. Ramsey at conference before invasion of Sicily

    MAP. Plaster relief map of SICILY

    MILITARY BRITISH. Br: & Canadian troops in INVASION OF SICILY..church service on board troopship..men & supplies land at dawn..wade thro' water & Bren carriers, lorries etc. men checking equipment on board..Italian P.O.W. one searched & helping to unload supplies.

    MONTGOMERY LT.GENERAL At Malta conference w.Admiral Ramsey & A.V.M. Broadhurst before invasion of Sicily..rubs hands

    NAVAL BRITISH. Br: & Canadian troops on board ships en route to SICILY..Service on board..men at posts A.A. gun.. signals..shots of mixed convoy, battleships, destroyers, M.L's, & merchant ships, Invasion barges..night firing from battleships..troops disembark at dawn..sunset...daylight scenes of ships off shore..A.L.C's bring supplies & men ashore..aerial shot men in A.L.C..bombs dropping close to ships..

    PRISONERS OF WAR Italians at SICILY..help to unload supplies.. one being searched

    RAMSAY, Admiral Sir Bertram (Allied Naval Cmdr. Exped. Force) w. Montgomery at Malta Conference before Invasion of Sicily

    SHIPPING Merchant ships in convoy (INVASION OF SICILY)..lying off shore in daytime..ship on fire & smoking

    SICILY Relief map of..convoy en route..soldier on board w. book GUIDE TO SICILY (SOLDIER'S)..tracers form shore at night..troops embark at dawn..wade ashore..men & supplies landed..A.L.C's land w. troops etc..explosions on land from battleships..day scene on beaches.. Bren Carrier passes small cottage w. Italian in doorway.. Italians help to unload supplies.

    SUN & SUNSETS ETC. Setting over sea off Sicily (Fade out) V.G.

    SUPPLIES & SUPPLY DROPPING Unloaded in SICILY invasion..fall off Bren

    SUPPLIES & SUPPLY DROPPING Carrier into sea when driving ashore..Italians help to unload (prisoners).

    SURVIVORS. From hit hospital ship transferred to another hospital ship (INVASION OF SICILY)

    TRACERS. Firing at ships (night) off SICILY

    TROOPSHIP Church service..men reading inc.tommy w. SOLDIER'S GUIDE TO SICILY..cleaning rifles etc. disembark at dawn.

    Military - Active

    planes, airplanes, Europe, War, WWII, Second World War, World War II, Navy, sailors, Naval, singing, Malta, Navy, Army, Air, fortress of Europe, Mussolini
    Background: Navy, Army, and Air join together to attack forces of Europe

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