STK-ID 23390

"Sicily: Key to Victory" (00/07/1943): LAS of troopship letting go blast. Various MSs of troopships, men lining rails, of tugboats, Red Ensign flag. AERIAL SHOT of convoy at sea. Shot of water washing over bow of ship. Animated sequence on map of Europe, cut to Red Ensign flag. Several shots aboard troopship of crew on bridge, of soldiers practicing semaphore, aircraft recognition, washing clothes, playing cards. LS of warships among freighters in convoy. Shot of soldier manning ack ack gun. LAS of helmeted look-out, sausage balloon flying high in background. Shots of men relaxing on ship, reading about Sicily, writing home, of group of soldiers putting on musical show. Shots of ships in heavy seas, of waves breaking over bow of camera ship, of water streaming by side of ship. Shots of night barrage being laid by warships off coast of Sicily.


Excerpt from
Sicily - Key to Victory
National Film Board
Restriction Information
N, a, r, r, a, t, i, o, n, ;
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486