On the tenth anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian republic, members of the Partisan Movement were allowed to stage a parade in Rome, organised by leftist parties.
SLATE INFOTRMATION (CAN 08/1)
GV. Members of the Partisan Movement gathering in front of Coliseum.
LV. Troops lined up.
LV. Band marching.
GV. Partisan troops with flags marching off.
Bk.SV. Armed Partisan troops marching.
Top GV. Parade marching towards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Ground Shot. Troops towards
SV. Troops & Partisan flag.
Top GV. Parade.
SV.towards Partisan relatives in Parade.
GV. Parade in file nearing tomb.
??? Parade in file nearing tomb ???.
SV. Cheering crowd.
LV. Partisan walking up steps towards Monument.
Side V. Ditto.
CU. Wreathe that was laid by the partisans.
SV. Pan. From wreathe to partisans, standing in silence.
LV. Partisans in silence.
SV. Troops, Partisans in silence.
CU. Flag of the Partisan, with gold medals, (for valour in memory of what partisan did during the last war.)
SV. Member walks forward and kisses flag.
TSV. Crowd start to riot.
Background: On the tenth anniversary of the Constitution of the Italian republic, members of the Partisan Movement were allowed to stage a parade in Rome, organised by leftist parties. The parade formed under the Coliseum and proceeded down the Via dei for Imperiali and ended in the Piazza Venezia where homage was paid at the tomb of the unknown soldier. The parade included 350 members of the movement who had received gold medals for their partisan activities during the war, and the relatives and friends of this who had received the award postumously. The flag of the Partisan Movement - decorated with a gold medal - will henceforth be kept in a hall beneath the monument of the Unknown Warrior's tomb. There were disturbances in the Venezia square when members of the M.S.I. (fascists Party) staged a demonstration calling the partisans 'traitors and assassins'. The two sides then came to blows and police had great difficulty in restoring order as several people were thrown to the ground and trampled beneath the surging crowd.