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    American airborne troops in Italy.

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    Various shots of the American airborne brigade walking through deep snow in the Italian mountains - most probably Alps. Men are getting their artillery guns and ammunition ready. Various shots of the men firing heavy gun from the hill.

    Various shots of the men walking through deep snow in Italian village, mountains in background. Various shots of the men engaging in street fight. Village is heavily bombed, ruins everywhere. Men having difficulty walking through deep snow. More shots of the village and the mountains.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:48:00 / 01:45:36:00
    UN 761 B

Comments (2)

  1. Packhow75 says

    Various shots of the BRITISH AIRBORNE - Royal Artillery Gunners with their 75mm Pack Howitzers in Italy in either 1943 or 1944 - more research needed to correctly identify unit.

  2. JamesChristie says

    As Packhow75 says this is definitely the Royal Artillery. It is 1st Airlanding Light Regiment. They spent the winter of 1943/44 fighting in the Abruzzo mountains. The clip shows a sign identifying Gessopalena, which is in the Abruzzo.

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