Hoffman greeted at Venice & Rome airports, Hoffman De Gasperi & others in gondolas.
Venice and Rome, Italy.
MS. Hoffman's plane taxiing on Venice airfield. (San Nicolo del Lido Airport.) MS Hoffman alighting and being greeted by James D. Zellerbach Head of European Recovery Program for Italy. Economics Cooperation Administration mission chief in Italy. Others are greeted by Zellerbach. SCU Hoffman shaking hands with Lee Dayton, Zellerbach's second in command. CU Hoffman chatting. MS GV pressmen gathered round the party MS they walk across airfield MS. Hoffman chatting to another man. MS. Hoffman Mrs. Hoffman and Zellerbach chatting. SCU Russel Dorr ECA Mission Chief in Turkey MS towards the party walking off airfield MS Pres. Alcide De Gasperi alighting from car. SCU De Gasperi with two others. De Gasperi looks at his watch. MS de Gasperi dining with other men in a restaurant. MS spectators beside canal MS de Gasperi and party walk over wooden bridge and get into a gondola. MS elevated de Gasperi and others seated in gondola. MS gondola moving off. MS the party going along canal in gondola MS domed building on bank of canal CU Paul Hoffman and de Gasperi. They shake hands and pan down to hands. SCU Hoffman and de Gasperi (2 shots). LMS Hoffman and party entering launch. The launch speeding along Taken from another launch. Launch going along. The personalities in the back. Buildings on shore. Launch being tied up alongside. Mrs Hoffman and another woman being helped from a launch pan up to domed building in background. People alighting from another launch. Gondola arriving pan up to building where meeting is to be held. Two of the delegates chatting. Group standing in front of building. Russel Dorr alighting from plane, with wife. They are greeted. Mutual exchange of handshakes all round. Guard of Honour. Dorr inspecting Guard of Honour. Dorr and another man. Italian airman saluting.
MS. Hoffman's plane taxiing in at Rome airfield. & CU. MS. Hoffman alighting. SCU. He shakes hands with people waiting to greet him. LS. Hoffman and others walking across airfield. & MS. MS. Hoffman and others (2 shots)