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Sicily: Key to Victory

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Description This Canadian film details the events of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily which lasted from July 10 - August 17, 1943. Highlighting the actions of the First Division of the Canadian Army, this film documents the lives of the men preparing for and carrying out this successful mission. With seven landing points along 100 miles of coastline, Canadian, British and American troops gained control of Sicily and began the overthrow Benito Mussolini’s government.
Creator The National War Finance Committee
National Film Board of Canada
Contributor Canadian Army Film Unit Overseas: Filmed By
Date Issued 1943
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 20:48
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin Canada
Geographic Coverage Pachino Airfield, Sicily
Ispica, Sicily
Modica, Sicily
Ragusa, Sicily
Caltigerone, Sicily
Grammichele, Sicily
Piazza Armerina, Sicily
Temporal Coverage July 10 - August 17, 1943