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  • Short Summary

    American troops enter Rome, Pope addresses the crowd, soldiers clearing rubble.

  • Description

    Rome, Italy.
    Various shots of historic buildings in Rome, Coliseum seen. Tanks driving past Coliseum, crowd cheering. Various shots of Pope Pius XII on balcony of St. Peter's Church addressing huge crowd on the square.

    Various shots of the crowd on Roman streets, they are cheering the American and British troops as they drive past in army vehicles. A man is hoisting British flag on building, crowd cheering. More shots of the crowded streets. Various shots of the historic buildings and fountains. More shots of Pope addressing the crowd and the people cheering the liberators. Various air shots of Rome, good shots of St. Peter's Square and Coliseum. More shots of the cheering crowd.

    Location Unclear / Unknown.
    Various shots of the heavily bombed airport. Hangars reduced to rubble, destroyed planes etc. Various shots of heavily bombed buildings, all reduced to rubble. Allied soldiers working on bomb site. Several shots of the soldiers cooking food and having tea at bomb site. More shots of the men and bulldozers clearing the rubble.

    Various shots of the American troops moving along country road. More shots of the soldiers clearing rubble. Various air shots of the Italian countryside, bomb damage seen on fields, craters seen. Troops advancing along road. Men clearing rubble. More shots of rubble. More air shots of heavily bombed countryside, some cliffs seen. More air shots of the town and countryside. More shots of the men clearing rubble. More air shots of the town and countryside. Air shots of bombed airfield, destroyed planes scattered around. Two men inspecting destroyed plane on field. Various shots, from plane, of countryside being bombed.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:20:00 / 01:46:26:00
    UN 1004 B

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