Recruits to the Swiss Guard (the Pontiff's Bodyguard) are sworn in at the Vatican, Italy.
Item title reads - As in Michael Angelo's (sic - Michelangelo's) Day. Recruits to the famous Swiss Guard - the Pontiff's Bodyguard - sworn in at the Vatican. Italy.
L/S of the recruits fitting their armour in a courtyard under a tree. C/U of two men who look like twins, one helps the other with his arm piece. L/S as the Swiss Guard recruits march along in their armour. L/S of them in line, they stand to attention. Next comes the swearing in ceremony - M/S as one recruit marches up and raises his hand while touching the Standard, he turns and walks away while the Standard is raised again. M/S as another one approaches, raises his hand and touches the Standard, he starts to speak.