On July 10, 1943, more than 25,000 men from the 1st Canadian Infantry Division landed in Pachino, Italy, marking the beginning of the Sicilian campaign. The project, dubbed Operation Husky, represented the first independent role in the Second World War for Canadian soldiers who were successful in knocking down German defenses in Sicily. Their success came at a cost of 562 men.
Shot on location in Sicily, 1943: Operation Husky provides a chronological and in-depth exploration of the vital contributions made by Canadian troops in World War II. Through first-hand accounts with villagers, historians and Canadian veterans, the documentary helps shed light on the importance of Canada’s victory in Sicily and pays tribute to Canadian soldiers who fought and fell in this campaign.
LENGTH: 90 min
LANGUAGE: Italian/Italian with English subtitles