• Short Summary

    Allied troops occupy Naples.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "ALLIES ENTER NAPLES".

    Naples, Italy.

    General Bernard Montgomery and General Mark Clark together talking over final plans for 5th Army advance on Naples. Various shots of British infantry men flushing out snipers in town of Cava. The snipers fire from building windows. British mortar in action on the street. Various shots of the British advance through streets of Cava.

    Fifth Army lorries roll along to Pompeii. Various shots of the blown bridges in the German retreat at Castellammare harbour. Long shot of Vesuvius. In the foreground, a Sherman tank fires into the hillside.

    Various shots of the artillery guns and tanks moving through Scafati, the Italians cheer them. Various shots of the American Mitchells flying over the area north of Naples and bombing roads and German troops. Line of American infantrymen moving along road.

    Various shots of the 5th Army tanks moving through Pompeii. Several shots of the soldiers looking at some Roman ruins. The graves of the three British war correspondents killed by a German shell.

    Various shots of the allies releasing the occupants of a concentration camp - Jews, antifascists, etc. They were given food and clothes. They then leave the camp free. Various shots of a Jewish couple at the camp getting married.

    Various shots of the ruined Naples with Vesuvius in background. The 5th Army moves through. Two very young Germans are escorted through town. The troops are greeted by cheering people when they reach the centre of Naples.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:51:00 / 01:52:01:00

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