• Short Summary

    Allied troops land at Anzio and advance towards Rome. Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - On to Rome.

    Italy.

    Various shots of allied warships in the sea. Various shots of allied supplies and equipment going into landing crafts and then to waiting ships. Various shots of British infantry boarding a ship. Decks of another ship are crammed with American Rangers being briefed, they look at a map. M/S of the sea. Allied planes including Marauders of the U.S.A.F. drop bombs, aerial shots. Allied warships fire. Various shots of enemy shelling. Men go ashore near Anzio and wave. Various shots as equipment is brought ashore at dusk.

    Various shots as engineers prod the sand for mines, and remove one. M/S of General Alexander and Admiral Troubridge watching operations. Various shots as more troops come ashore from landing craft and DUKWs. With the use of the floating jetty the heavy equipment follows up, jeeps and tanks, etc. the camera pans across vessels in the bay. Various shots of General Mark Clark visiting the beach and then departing in his small Auster Seaplane. Aerial views of bridges blown up in the German retreat. M/S's British troops and equipment moving through Anzio town. Various shots as allies round up German troops. Various shots as more British and U.S. infantry move along the road to Rome.

    End Titles.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1350.19
    Media URN:
    44508
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:20:00 / 01:38:14:00
    Canister:
    44/11

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