• Short Summary

    Allied troops preparations for invasion of Sicily.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "INVASION OF SICILY - PREPARATIONS".

    Various locations.

    Various shots of Canadian troops with their kit, boarding troopships at a South African port. Nurses also go aboard. Loaded troopships moving off. Several long shots of pre-invasion practice by the airborne troops in Africa, they drop en masse. Various shots of the landing and assault craft assembling and loading at North African port. American tanks and half tracks. Various shots of Spitfires of the R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) taking off from Malta. Air to air shot of eleven Spitfires flying line abreast. Various shots of the invasion fleet leaving port.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1079.18
    Media URN:
    37977
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:04:00 / 01:37:58:00
    Canister:
    43/56

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