Sunday, April 16, 2017

Video: Canadian Army Newsreel - Sicily

Canadian Troops Land Unopposed

Thanks to the above movie ad found in the digitized Winnipeg Tribune (late July, 1943), one's interest might be piqued to search for "Official Canadian Army Films" for more information about the Allied landings during Operation HUSKY, which began with disembarkation of troops and all the materials of war on many stretches of beach at about 3 A.M. on July 10, 1943.

Making a Google search for "Canadian Army Newsreel: Allies Take Sicily" will lead to, their extensive digital archives and an 8min:52sec. video with the following short intro:

"After three years of waiting, Canadian troops land unopposed." Canadian Army Newsreel, Issue No, 13. Photo: Frank Royal/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/

Highlights include good views of navy convoys, various landing crafts in operation, nursing sisters at work, Canadian Commander Simmons, General Montgomery, and Canadian troops moving inland at great speed - ahead of schedule.

Please link to the aforementioned Canadian Army Newsreel: Allies Take Sicily

As well, during the Google search, one will find other links offered. One such link lead me to a fine quality video concerning the invasion of Sicily with well-detailed audio as well.

The 8min:38sec. video, available on YouTube, is entitled Historic Archival Stock Footage WWII - The Invasion of Sicily! (To view, please click on the title).

Please link to a past entry Video: Operation HUSKY - Invasion of Sicily

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