STK-ID 26852

Canadian Army shooting (blown up from 16mm): Canadian soldiers landing in Sicily, racing past the camera, equipment rolling off transport landing crafts, soldiers wading towards and past the camera. Lorry moving past the camera on land, infantry marching along road, Italian prisoners of war. The Italian general in command surrenders to General Simmons. Shots of vehicles, soldiers moving past and away from the camera in clouds of dust. Shots of bullet-riddled sign "Ortona". Sequence on Canadian soldiers running in ruins, walking down ruined street. PAN of burning, wrecked buildings. LS of solitary old civilian walking on deserted street. Sequence on General AGL McNaughton with Lord Alan Brooke, with JL Ralston in conference, with US officer. Sequence on bombing of Monte Cassino (Actualités olympiques footage) LS of monastery. GROUND TO AIR shot of US bombers. Interior shot of bombers, bombs falling from bay. Ground shots of explosions on Monte Cassino. Shots of US soldiers firing heavy artillery, Canadian soldiers firing artillery, rushing ahead. Cut to three prisoners being marched past the camera. CU of several asians (Canadian soldiers?) marching past the camera in single file.


Excerpt from
War Footage
Ortona, Sicily, Quebec (province)
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm fine grain b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486