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    President Giovanni Gronchi has an audience with Pope Pius XII. Vatican, Italy.

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    Unissued / Unused material.

    Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) receives President Giovanni Gronchi of Italy. Rome.

    Various shots as President Gronchi comes out from St Peter's, followed by dignitaries of Papal Court. Various shots President leaving by car. MS Cardinal Tedeschini and Vatican Authority. Various shots Swiss and Palatine Guards in the main yard of the Vatican. Various shots arrival of the Presidential Party in the yard of the Vatican. MS's as President reviews Palatine and Noble Guards. Various shots as Cardinal Tedeschini arrives at Quirinale Palace and goes up the steps.

    Various shots as President Gronchi drives through the city towards the Vatican. Various shots as Presidential party arrives at Saint Peter's. Various shots President Gronchi arriving back at Quirinale Palace after his visit. MS's salute of cuirassiers to Cardinal Tedeschini. Various shots as Foreign Minister Martino welcomes Cardinal Tedeschini and escorts him to President Gronchi. MS Guards band in the yard of the Vatican.

    Various shots Swiss and Palatine Guards in St Peter's Square. MS Italian Carabiniere at the boundaries. MS Carabiniere on white horses. MS Italian and Vatican flags at the entrance to the Vatican Palace. Several shots of Presidential party arriving at Vatican. Various shots of Gronchi leaving St Peter's. MS the little throne room in the Vatican. Swiss Guard present Arms to the President. MS's Vatican Authority waiting for President Gronchi. Various shots arrival of the President and his party. MS Vatican dignitary. MS Italian Foreign Minister Martino and Archbishop Vietta. MS throne room with Pope Pius, Gronchi, and Martino. Various shots Pope blessing Gronchi who is kneeling. The Pope hands him medals. MS as Pope leads President out of the throne room.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:23:00 / 01:28:54:00
    UN 2795 B

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