War Pictorial News 26

The IWM holds the newsreels. No sound, but in a way that’s not so unfortunate if you know what you’re looking at, because it takes away the pathos and the received pronounciation.

This one shows quite a few interesting things. ‘Bush’ artillery (captured Italian guns) being fired; a quite comprehensively destroyed Panzer IV; the bombed out wreck of the Italian navy’s obsolete armoured cruiser San Giorgio, amongst others.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/1060007261

Well worth your time!

2 thoughts on “War Pictorial News 26

  1. Hello Andreas,
    note that San Giorgio was in that shape because she had been blow up by her crew to prevent her capture at the fall of Tobruk, rather than by bombing raids.

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