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    Invasion scenes in Firenze, Italy.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Invasion scenes, Italy.

    Various shots of Firenze. Army trucks drive through. Sign 'Firenze'. M/S children stood round jeep, M/S people in streets. Soldiers shake hands with locals. Soldier pushes door open. Various shots soldiers in streets and entering buildings. Various shots as they drive through countryside in Bren gun carriers. Jeeps go down road. Tanks go into ruined town. Various shots buildings. M/S statue. M/S tank rolling up street followed by others in ruined city. L/S river and buildings. L/S building called 'Alfresco Palestre'.

    M/S's view of river from building. Tanks go through river and up hillside. M/S soldiers chatting to locals. L/S explosion in distance on hillside. M/S damaged houses. Various shots of house holding refugees. Various shots of refugee families. M/S smoke rising and damaged buildings. Various shots of city. M/S man looking through binoculars. M/S tank in street. Various shots of the smoking city. M/S tank in street. Various shots of locals. Various shots of the city. M/S's armed locals. M/S tank.

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:31:00 / 01:24:28:00
    UN 1141 A

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Firenze" referred to here is of course better known in these shores as Florence.

    The tall building in the centre of the picture at 05:56 is the Palazzo Vecchio.

    The domed building at 06:38 is the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, (Florence Cathedral).

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