Documentary film about events of 1943 and 1944 - the Italian campaign.
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01:49:25 Allied fighters fly overhead. LS of American GIs riding horses along road. Allied troops meet as the soldiers coming from Anzio and Cassino come together. Shots of American Thunderbolt plane bombing road. Good shots of plane attacking ground targets. Allied artillery fires.
01:50:28 American troops move through wooded hills. Large American field artillery fire. VS of Allied troops waiting on the edge of Rome.
01:51:17 Pan across Rome, Italy. VS of ancient Roman ruins in city. MS bells ring out. VS of crowds in streets greeting liberating Allied troops. Shots of British and American flags hanging from buildings. Crowds cheer for the Liberation of Rome. Pan across massive crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square. L/S of Pope Pius XII delivering speech from the balcony.
01:52:35 VS of Allied troops on advance further up Italy - using flames throwers in fields.
01:53:09 Angry mobs of Italians attack former Fascist buildings. VS of trial of leading fascists. The trial is broken up by angry people.
01:54:04 Pan across River Tiber in the liberated city of Rome. LS over Italian plains. Shots of Italians working in the fields. VS of Italians working and looking happy.
01:54:46 End of Programme titles.
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- British Pathé
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- 1943 - 1944
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- HD at Filmfinity
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