On July 10th 1943, more than 25,000 men belonging to the First Canadian Infantry Division landed at Pachino, Italy. This marked the beginning of the Sicilian Campaign. The project, dubbed Operation Husky, represented the first independent role for Canadian troops in the Second World War. They fought with courage and strength of spirit in order to bring down the German defenses in Sicily. Their success, however, was achieved at the cost of 562 lives.
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, this 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.