Allied convoy heads towards Salerno, first troops land on Italian soil.
Unused / unissued material -
Invasion of Italy.
Various shots of allied convoy of Royal Navy, US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy warships, heading towards Salerno for invasion of Italy. An Italian submarine is seen surrendering to allied ship. The convoy is seen under attack by German Luftwaffe. Good shots of sea battle: warships burning, bombers crashing, explosions etc. Various shots American landing craft reaching beaches, GIs run on to beach. Various shots American troops advancing over fields and up country roads. Various shots of British General Alexander and General Mark Clark of US army.
American newsreel with commentary.