STK-ID 20942

[Title] Canadians in Italy (00/12/1943?): MLS of the shell of a building, bullet marked sign "Orsogna - Ortona" in the foreground. Two tanks in a street of Ortona harbour , one firing. Soldiers advance cautiously. One soldier fires a Bren gun from prone position. Soldiers wait in the shelter of a wall, move cautiously along them. Tanks fire down the street. CUs of rifles firing from windows. Men walk in single file past the camera in rubble-strewn street. A heavy field piece fires down the street. A couple of tanks move slowly along. Not one building is intact in the background. Cut to General Alexander, General Cunningham, shaking hands with Field Marshal Montgomery at Pescara. Cut from group shot of officers to Montgomery in sheepskin jacket speaking to them. HAS of Field Marshal Montgomery arriving in white car, removing his jacket and standing in the car as it moves along row of British soldiers, salutes.


Excerpt from
Reportages nº 57
Ortona, Pescara
National Film Board
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