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Bomb damage in Italy; Italian refugees; British troops; German prisoners

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3557 | Film ID: 2517

04:08:10 NR-85 Army Pictorial Service - Film Report (Silent) Effects of Bombing by USAAF in Italy, October 6, 1943. VS, Italian refugee women and children in flight, enter town, carrying their small belongings. CU, sign at improvised bridge: George Washington Bridge. LS, US Army truck moves through bomb-wrecked city passing ruined church and much debris. CU, religious statues in church. AV, town showing Reggio Canal, ruined factories and building; bomb craters in parts of the city along the RR yard and in ancient amphitheatre. LS, ruined railroad yard and demolished bridge.

04:12:59 NR-76 Army Pictorial Service - Film Report "Action Pictures from Salerno and Taranto" (English) British Troops at Salerno and Taranto, Italy, no date. LS, convoy landing craft at sea. LS, British battleship "Warspite" SEQ: boat nearing shore, doors open, runway is lowered. British soldiers move down runway and lay wire mats on beach. Tank rolls off. German prisoners sit on ground guarded by British soldiers. Another group of prisoners are hastily pushed along by British soldiers. Individual shots, soldier filling helmet with water and giving water to horse. Another soldier eats an apple while another sleeps on ground. Group of Italian civilians. LS, carrier racing down road. British infantry walks along road. British soldiers load and fire tank. Pan, German prisoner with hands up, walks along road, guarded by British soldier. Bomb-wrecked airport. Beach under fire. Short scene, smoke pots placed along beachhead. Fire and smoke rising from a burning ship (not seen).

Event:  1943 October 06
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:15
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