Allied troops preparations for invasion of Sicily.
Full title reads: "INVASION OF SICILY - PREPARATIONS".
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.
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