• Short Summary

    Rome pays homage to Madonna with flowers - fire brigade helps.

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    Rome, Italy.

    A special ceremony is held in Rome on the Immaculate Conception day. GV. Fire engine with ladder moving along the street of Rome. SV. Two little boys looking upwards. SV. Firemen cranking up ladder. GV. Ladder being pushed upward towards the statue of Madonna which is on top of a very high column. SV. Inscription at base of the tower "Virgin Mary". GV. Firemen with flowers heading up the ladder towards the Madonna. GV. Fireman nearing the top of the ladder. LV. Low angle shot (great shot), Fireman at the top taking the flowers beside the Madonna. TV. Crowd applauding below, with firemen lined up. LV. The ladder touching the top of the column with the fireman placing the flowers. GV. Madonna with the flowers and the garlands wrapped round her. TV. Bishop blessing the congregation below. SV. Two little girls handing over flowers at the base of the column. GV. A small baby handing over flowers at the foot of the column. GV. Disabled children from the Don Carlo Gnocchi Institute, many in wheelchairs, coming along the road in column. SV. The wheelchairs passing the camera. GV. The wheelchairs assembling at the foot of the column. SV. Disabled children walking towards the service. LV. & GV. The column with Madonna.

    (F.G.) (Orig.B.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:12:00 / 01:03:19:00

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