• Short Summary

    British and American troops fight to cross Volturno river in Italy.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "CROSSING THE VOLTURNO".

    Volturno river, Italy.

    Long shot showing wrecked bridges across the Volturno river left after German retreat. Various shots of the British troops moving through Italian village. Various shots of the infantry assault boats, four men in each, as they start to cross the river. British artillery in action. Ground to air shots of German fighter bombers trying to stem the allied advance. Various shots of the British and American troops using assault craft to cross the river. Various shots of the bren gun carriers and other vehicles starting to cross on pontoon bridge which the engineers hurriedly erected. The infantry follow on foot.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1095.21
    Media URN:
    38595
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:29:00 / 01:31:09:00
    Canister:
    43/86

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