• Short Summary

    Latest information on the invasion of Sicily.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SICILY NEWS".

    Sicily, Italy.

    Various shots of General Dwight Eisenhower and Lord Gort outside the headquarters in Malta where final plans were completed for invasion of Sicily.

    Air to air shot of RAF (Royal Air Force) Baltimore bombers flying out towards Sicily and over mount Etna. As soon as they get over Milazzo they release their bombs.

    Various shots of British artillery in action firing on Catania. Newsreel cameraman is seen at work. Smoke rising over Catania.

    Various shots of the Canadians advancing and moving through village of Leonforte. In another village a proclamation of occupation by the British is read out to the inhabitants.

    General Bernard Montgomery talking with Major General Simmonds over a map. Infantry advancing through the bushes.

    Civilians who tried to organise themselves to fight the allies were easily rounded up and disarmed near Vizzini. Several shots of lines of prisoners being marched in, some start to run. Various shots of the allied troops moving through Militello, they are greeted by the people.

    Several shots of meeting between General George Patton, General Montgomery and General Lord Harold Alexander.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1089.11
    Media URN:
    38111
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:49:00 / 01:34:18:00
    Canister:
    43/63

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