• Short Summary

    Canadian troops take Italian town of Ortona, good street fighting shots.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Battle in Ortona".

    Ortona, Italy.

    M/S of Canadian soldiers laying telephone wires through rubble. C/U of sign for "Ortona", it is riddled with bullet holes. Various shots of Canadian troops and Sherman tanks advancing through rubble and ruined remains Ortona. We see house to house fighting and Canadian six pounder gun in action in the street. M/S of burning jeep. M/S of Red Cross orderlies administering first aid to wounded under battle conditions. Various shots of Sherman tanks moving through the captured town.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.18
    Media URN:
    44471
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:23:56:00 / 01:25:34:00
    Canister:
    44/3

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