Village of Cisterna, the new Abbey of Montecassino, Palermo, railway bridge on River Taro
Two LSs. of the ruins in the village of Cisterna. LS. MS. people walk through village on inspection of new buildings. Notice in Italian. LS. Group of people around new building. LS. Car travelling along new road adjoining village of Cisterna. Various shots, old town of Cassino. MS. Priest blessing foundation of new building. MS. man sealing cement block in which records are probably installed. CU. Woman and baby. LS. Concrete block is lowered into foundations of building. CU. From barren tree to the new Abbey of Montecassino. LS. Men at work on the rebuilding of the Abbey. High angle shot, the town of Cassino. Elevated shot, the old town of Cassino. Various shots, rebuilding in progress. LS. Stained glass window, showing Madonna and Child. MS. Statues. Various shots of the rebuilding of the abbey, showing statues being hauled up to Abbey, Cross and bells being erected (good shots). CU. Pan, down from bells to inscription on bell. Various shots, statues. Elevated shot, workmen having their lunch. Various shots, ruins of the Abbey. Pan from ruins of the Abbey to Cassino War Cemetery. Various shots as train comes into station and prisoners of war are greeted by friends and families. Various shots, Italian prisoners of war come off ship and are greeted and transported onto lorries. Various shots, new buildings. Aerial views, Palermo. Various shots, flying over Palermo. Various shots of man touring harbour area of Palermo, showing boats, etc. CU. Foundation stone is laid. Various good shots of new railway bridge under construction in Northern Italy on the River Taro. Travel shot in train along new bridge. LS. Train over new bridge. LS. Crowded ferry pulling in at quayside. CUs. statues silhouetted against evening sky. Various shots, as Italian prisoners of war arrive by train, and are welcomed. Various shots of damaged areas in Florence, a view which includes Brunelleschi's dome. Various shots damaged bridges in Florence. Various shots showing blue prints, plastics and sculptures for the new bridge of St. Trinita.