Demonstration of defense of convoys against attack and supply on the sea between units.
Documentation on file, Italian naval manoeuvres.
Officers and marines leaving Gaeta on motorboat. Cruiser 'Duca degli Abruzzi' on which are Admiral Bigliardi, Commander of the manoeuvres and several government authorities. Group of naval officers leaving for the place of the manoeuvres. Officers leaving the Gaeta port to embark on the ship. Cruiser 'Duca Degli Abruzzi'. Minister of Defense, Mr Taviani with group of deputies. Flags. Group of deputies. Starting signal of the manoeuvres. Minister Taviani looking with binoculars. Cruiser 'Montcuccoli'. Alarm - the marines reach their place below deck. Guns of the 'Duca degli Abruzzi'. Protective corvette. Admiral Bigliardi on the bridge. Corvette. Beginning of the barrage fire. Anticraft machine-guns are pointed. Charging of the arms. 'Duca degli Abruzzi' on navigation. Removal between ships (2 shots) Man on seat. Telemeter. Charging of cannons. Jet-planes in the distance. Smoke screen - 3 shots. Volley - 4 shots. Signals. Fire - 2 shots. Anticraft fire. Radar. Anticraft fire. Burst of anticraft missiles. Group of deputies. The fleet passing at sunset - 2 shots. Supply on the high sea. 'Duca degli Abruzzi' shot from helicopter - 2 shots. Naval non-commissioned officer give the signal for the end of the manoeuvres. Ship re-enter the Gaeta port. Minister Taviani comments on the manoeuvres. Group of deputies. CU admiral Ferrari Chief of the naval staff. Group of deputies. The flagship gives the signal for the end of manoeuvres.