• Short Summary

    Eighth Army veterans cross the Straits of Messina to Sicily.

  • Description

    ITALY: Sicily: San Giovanni:
    EXT
    GV pan transports and material on land. LTV pan up destroyers and barges and shipping etc. in harbour. CY soldier doing "V" sign down quay steps. SBV soldiers approaching barges. Dawn shot destroyers and barges in Messina Straits. LV amphibious ducks with troops on Sicily beach waiting to go into water. CU amphibious duck barge into water. CUBV duck barge with troops into water. Semi Side View duck barge into water with troops. LBV duck barge into water showing line of ducks with troops in water.

    San Giovanni, Italy: LAV eight Baltimores flying over Sicily heading out to sea. CUTAV Baltimore in air flying from coast of Sicily to toe of Italy. CUAV three bombs dropping. AV bombs burst on ground. SAV Baltimore dropping three bombs. LAV bomb smoke rising from target. LAV bomb smoke rising from target.

    Straits of Messina, Sicily: GV barges in convoy, reinforcements etc. LV barges in convoy, troops in foreground looking over rail. SV troops lying on deck of transport. CU soldier reading book. LV on deck troops playing "Housey." SV soldiers marking numbers. SV soldiers marking numbers. CU marking numbers. GV pan barges off Italian toe beach. LV British fighter flying over Italian beach.

    Straits of Messina, Sicily: GV barges in convoy, reinforcements etc. LV barges in convoy, troops in foreground looking over rail. SV troops lying on deck of transport. CU soldier reading book. LV on deck troops playing "Housey." SV soldiers making numbers. SV soldiers marking numbers. CU marking numbers. GV pan barges off Italian toe beach. LV British fighter flying over Italian beach.

    Etna, Sicily: LV Montgomery addressing mass troops, Mount Etna in background.

    San Giovanni, Italy: LAV eight Baltimore flying over Sicily heading out to sea. CUTAV Baltimore in air flying from coast of Sicily to toe of Italy. CUAV 3 bombs dropping. AV bomb bursts on ground. SAV Baltimore dropping three bombs. LAV bomb smoke rising from target. LAV bomb smoke rising from target.

    LV pan British casualty being brought ashore on Sicilian beach from barge. CU stretcher case being put into Red Cross ambulance. CU troops carrying stretcher patient ashore. SV two wounded soldiers walking ashore. GV Montgomery in car arrives amongst brigade of troops. LV Montgomery decorating brigadier. LV Montgomery decorating soldier. SCU Montgomery laughing and decorating soldier. SBV another soldier salutes Montgomery. GV Montgomery addressing mass troops. LV Montgomery addressing mass troops, Mount Etna in background. GV mass troops cheer Montgomery.

    GOOD SCENES: Ten feet of night gun barrage shots.

    Military - Active; Personalities - Armed Forces; Ceremonies - Decorations; Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Italy; World War II; Second World War
    Background: Eighth Army veterans cross the Straits of Messina to Sicily.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABZ9ANT8WTU909UX538X8CCBF2
    Media URN:
    VLVABZ9ANT8WTU909UX538X8CCBF2
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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