Allied Forces Capture Sicily, Palermo

US Lands at Gela and Licata with amazingly light losses / Allied ships firing on island, explosions and smoke on shore / soldiers pile into landing boats and head out, land on Sicily shores / soldiers, jeeps, on shore, including General George S Patton / signal corps outfit / soldiers did fox holes / views of wrecked airport, hangar / downed Stuka plane with Italian Fascist insignia, one with Swastika / captured Nazi tank and truck on road strewn with dead soldiers / chimney with 'Duce' painted on it / overturned tank, wrecked buildings / jeep rides out of stairwell of wrecked building / soldier with gun, others entering building, tanks and soldiers in street / soldiers walking through water to climb up steps onto ship / Vickers Supermarine 'spitfire' landing / amphibious duck vehicle approaches plane to refuel / Spitfire takes off again / Soldiers and Palermo civilians laugh and hang out together / native couple on donkey cart, soldier acts as traffic cop / locals wave, talk in street / soldiers march past / ships at sea at dawn.

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Clip #: 504250203SD
Collection: Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created: 01 July, 1943
Licence type: Rights-ready
Release info: Not released. More information
Clip length: 00:03:12:28
Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Mastered to: QuickTime 8-bit Photo-JPEG SD 720x486 29.97i More information
Originally shot on: 16mm B/W Neg 486 29.97i
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Source: Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels
Barcode: c809-1943-096_p_sub7
Object name: c809-1943-096_p_sub7

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