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    CASSINO MEMORIAL: REMEMBRANCE: Cassino scenes

    (2014 NOTE - Story shows Lord Alexander and relatives of those who died at Monte Cassino getting on plane at London airport/ gv of Cassino with sign and rebuilt monastery on mountainside / FILE of
    battle of Monte cassino - bombing/ explosions around monastery /abbey /allied bombing / 1956 memorial inspection of guard of honour/ imperial war graves commission war graves /unveiling of
    memorial & wreath laying/ relatives laying poppies on grave/ pan from graveyard to monastery on mountainside. )

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    CASSINO MEMORIAL REMEMBRANCE

    AEROPLANES. (BRITISH) London Airport a chartered 'plane w F/Marsh. Earl ALEXANDER & others going o/b... bound for Monte Cassino unveiling Ceremonies...(1956)

    CASINO MONTE (It.) The Unveiling of Memorial by F/Marsh. Earl ALEXANDER 1956..several shots long of the Abbey...pan up fm graves to...shots of the Town rebuilt...flash back of the Bombing...vapour trails etc.

    GRAVES Several shots of ...panning up to Monte Cassino...at the "BRIT. WAR CEMETERY OF CASSINO..."

    ITALY. The unveiling of the MEMORIAL to all who fell in the Monte Cassino engagements etc..by F/Marsh. Earl Alexander scenes at the "BRIT. WAR CEMETERY OF CASSINO" wreaths laid by alexander & relatives of the Fallen.

    LONDON AIRPORT The departure of Relatives of the Fallen in the Monte Cassino Battle Earl ALEXANDER going o/b 'plane.

    MEMORIALS. F/Marsh. EARL ALEXANDER unveils the Memorial for all Those under his Command at Monte Cassino..1956.

    PIPE BANDS Shot of at the Unveiling of the Memorial ceremony 1956 at"Brit. War Cemetery of Casino"

    SIGNS, SIGN-POSTS ETC. Shot of a sing-post w "CASSINO" on it.

    Italy; Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments
    Background: CASSINO MEMORIAL: REMEMBRANCE: Cassino scenes

    (2014 NOTE - Story shows Lord Alexander and relatives of those who died at Monte Cassino getting on plane at London airport/ gv of Cassino with sign and rebuilt monastery on mountainside / FILE of
    battle of Monte cassino - bombing/ explosions around monastery /abbey /allied bombing / 1956 memorial inspection of guard of honour/ imperial war graves commission war graves /unveiling of
    memorial & wreath laying/ relatives laying poppies on grave/ pan from graveyard to monastery on mountainside. )

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DZT2XCZWP5IFRBLQ9IVHKPDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DZT2XCZWP5IFRBLQ9IVHKPDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1956
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (2)

  1. Glacier says

    At 01:56 the Military Policeman shown is my father. It has been one of his stories from his time of service about how he went to Cassino to see the grave of his father who died in battle there. He did not have permission to be in uniform though that was how he dressed when he went to the cemetery.

    Upon returning to Berlin, his posting, he was surprised to find that this video was being played in barracks. The RSM called him out to see him afterward. Expecting the worse the RSM only told him he looked smart and was a credit to the uniform.

    My father has been looking for this for a long time and we've finally tracked it down.

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  2. bblaevoet says

    At 01:49 one can see my Nan, Alice Crosby (Nee O'Malley) & one of her son's, Vincient, grieving at her son's grave, Michael Crosby. It is so lovely to be able to see this important day captured forever for our family.

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