Members of the Palatine Guard take their oath of allegiance in the Vatican Gardens, Italy.
Item title reads - The Palatine Guard. "Guardians of the Pope" take oath of allegiance in the Vatican Gardens. Vatican City, (Rome) Italy.
L/S of the Guards kneeling in a line. M/S as a man (this could be Pope Pius XI or one of his Cardinals) comes out with military men. M/S as the Guards get up again. L/S of officers walking down the line of Guards. Various shots of the service being conducted. Guards walk forward with the Standard. M/S as the Pope (?) pins medal on one Guard. C/U of the Guards on a march past.