• Short Summary

    De Gasperi with his democratic coalition wins the Italian election.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ITALY STAYS FREE".


    Stretcher bearers carrying man into building to vote. Panning shot of men carrying disabled woman on chair up steps. Long shot of the crowds outside building waiting to enter for voting. Man in crowd holding small child. Long shot of crowds queuing up - pan down to police holding back crowds. Group of people queuing up carrying newspapers over heads. Long shot of the crowd outside building. Queue moving off to enter building. Long shot of the people entering building.

    Socialist leader Pietro Nenni walking towards camera and being congratulated by crowds. Crowds waving from building. Nenni waving from balcony. Interior of building - crowds cheering. Palmiro Togliatti, leader of Italian Communist Party, acknowledging cheers. Close up shot of Togliatti waving.

    Exterior, men looking over railings. Giuseppe Saragat, leader of the Labour Party, leaving building. Pan, Saragat walking to car. Crowds listening to Father Lombardi. Lombardi speaking from platform. Close up shot of Lombardi speaking. Pan, crowds cheering. President Di Nicola voting. Di Nicola leaving building and waving to crowds. Close up shot of Di Nicola waving. Crowds swarming round Alcide De Gasperi, Prime Minster, as he leaves building. Close up shot of De Gasperi making his way through crowds. Several shots of mass crowd around De Gasperi. De Gasperi walking towards camera with crowd.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:33:00 / 01:57:17:00

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