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  • Short Summary

    Benito Mussolini awards medals Air Force servicemen, Dal Molin's widow receives his gold medal. Rome, Italy.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Signor Mussolini decorates heroes of the year, of all ranks of the Air Force. Rome, Italy.

    L/S as Benito Mussolini marches along with Air Force men behind him, he does fascist salute to crowds who wave. M/S of him saluting on platform with others. He stands with hands on waist looking arrogant. Various shots as he presents the medals and kisses the recipients on both cheeks. C/U as he holds another medal and pins it to an officer, then kisses him.

    Intertitle - 'The widow of Dal Molin - famous Schneider Cup pilot - received her husband's gold medal.'

    M/S as Mussolini holds Molin's child then puts it down in front of its mother, he folds his arms. M/S as he pins the medal on Mrs Molin's black mourning dress. He kisses her hand and pats the child's head, the men salute.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:52:00 / 01:05:29:00
    G 1700

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