Good shots of individual ministers in Alcide de Gasperi sixth Government as they sit down to their first cabinet meeting.
CU. The cabinet is formed in Italy's new Government, the sixth under Alcide de Gasperi. Randolfo Pacciardi, Minister of Defence, entering room. MS Giuseppe Pella, Treasury and Budget, entering room. CU. Guido Gonella (Minister for Education) and Antonio Segni (Agriculture and Forestry) chatting. CU. Piccioni, Deputy Prime Minister, smoking. CU. Ezio Vanoni, Finance Minister. CU. Giuseppe Saragat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Merchant Navy. CU. Merzagora (Minister of Foreign Trade) and Tupini (Minister for Public Works). CU. Andreotti, Under Secretary, making notes. MS Raffaele Jervolino (Minister for Posts and Telegraphs) with two others. CU. Alberto Giovannini (Minister without Portfolio) checks in his briefcase. MS Roberto Tremelloni (Minister Without Portfolio), Count Carlo Sforza (Foreign Affairs Minister) and Grassi, seated at the cabinet table. CU. Ivan Lombardi, (Minister for Industry and Commerce) pan to Guido Corbellini (Transport Ministry). CU. Giovanni Porzio, Deputy Prime Minister. CU. Premier Alcide de Gasperi arriving for the first sitting of the new Cabinet. LS General shot of Cabinet seated round the table. CU. Head shot of Gasperi, three-quarter face. LS General view of the meeting.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 31/5/48