• Short Summary

    Allied troops attacking Italy.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ON TO ITALY".

    Italy.

    Various shots of troopships and naval craft of combined operations laying off the coast of Italy. Some shots on the activities on troopships. The men are relaxing on deck before the battle.

    Various shots of General Bernard Montgomery briefing soldiers in Sicily on the plans for the invasion of Italy. He is standing in a jeep surrounded by his troops. The troops cheer Monty.

    Long shot of the Italian coast along the Straits of Messina.

    Several air shots of Mitchell bombers over the "toe" of Italy. They drop bombs. The bombs fall on ground and explode.

    Various shots of the 8th Army troops boarding landing craft in Sicily. DUKW's (amphibian vehicles) enter the water and head across the Straits. Various shots of the night naval barrage. Several shots of planes dropping bombs.

    Various shots of the first British wounded being carried ashore in Sicily after the night action on Italy.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1091.10
    Media URN:
    38133
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/09/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:05:00 / 01:29:34:00
    Canister:
    43/72

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