• Short Summary

    American troops enter Rome & Nazi collaborators are exposed, Pope gives speech.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Entry into Rome".

    Italy.

    Various shots of American troops and tanks parading through streets of Rome and past the Colosseum. Cheering crowds greet them on their route. Church bells rings, British and American flags fly from buildings. Various shots of General Mark Clark riding through crowds in a jeep. More shots of crowds and parade.

    Various shots of angry crowds outside insurance building in Piazza Venezia where Fascists are hiding. Italians wave their fists and break down the door, antifascists hurl a bomb inside. Italian Carabineri are sent in to stop vigilante action.

    More demonstrators knock down door of Radio Station converted into Nazi headquarters. As the collaborators are forced into the street they receive rough treatment from crowds.

    Various shots of massive crowds gathering in St. Peter's Square. L/S of Pope Pius XII delivering speech from the balcony (natural sound of Pope's speech in Italian). Good shots cheering crowd. Various shots of Italian troops parade the Italian flag through crowds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1360.04
    Media URN:
    44709
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/06/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:40:00 / 01:21:37:00
    Canister:
    44/48

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