• Short Summary

    Allied troops advance through Italy, they feed starving Italian refugees.

  • Description

    Title reads: "In the wake of the Nazis".

    Italy.

    L/S looking up hill at the ruined monastery at Cassino. Various shots of Allied soldiers amid the ruins that once was Cassino. They look out from viewpoints where the German snipers used to hide. Panning shot of wrecked cloisters that had been used as mortar positions. Various shots of soldiers clambering about ruins, they find abandoned German equipment. A few ornate paintings remain inside the monastery.

    Various shots of German prisoners being herded off trucks and into barbed wire compounds.

    Various shots of town square. Italian refugees mill around with their belongings, some get on board Allied Forces trucks. The refugees look starved and exhausted. An American soldier translates one of the refugees' stories for a British officer (natural sound). The refugee explains how he was forced to pay exorbitant prices for small crust of bread. Various shots of another refugee family that have been "feeding on grass and roots" for weeks. They look extremely malnourished and are eating food supplied by army. Amongst them are small children and an elderly woman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1358.24
    Media URN:
    44698
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:58:00 / 01:45:58:00
    Canister:
    44/43

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