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  • Short Summary

    Compilation of material featuring Mussolini and 1930s Italy.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.


    Benito Mussolini talks to unidentified man. Young Italian boys at youth camp (presumably in Turin). They run from their tents. They train in semaphore, marching, use of machine guns.

    Title reads: "Rome - 'Viva Il Duce!' Signor Mussolini reviews Italy's Air Corps on the ninth anniversary of its foundation." Italian leader Benito Mussolini marches with other military leaders past ranks of men from the Italian air corps. Mussolini walks along row of biplane bombers planes. Italian Air Force men salute as Il Duce walks past. MS Mussolini and other senior officers. Mussolini prepares to present medal to flier. Troops parade in front of aircraft hangers. Mussolini gives a fascist salute as he and other officers walk away. (This is from 32/27)

    Title reads: "Rome. The Forum Mussolini. Great Fascist sports ground - one of world's finest and largest, seating 20,000 - opened by Il Duce." Large crowds gather in the new Italian stadium. It is decorated with a series of large Romanesque statues. GV of stadium, nestling in the hills. GV Girls in the uniform of the Italian Fascist Youth Movement give pt/ keep fit display in stadium. SV women in white uniforms demonstrate marching. Various shots of the crowd cheering. (This is from 32/91)

    Il Duce attends parade of troops. Wobbly shots of Mussolini addressing troops. March past. Troops vehicles drive past. Shaky shots of Mussolini with priest. (Top View of parade in London - obviously joined in error) Spacing. Views of Arctic / Antarctic snowy waste. Italian airship flies overhead. Seaplane takes off. Aerial views of snowy wastes from plane. CU pilots in open cockpit. Airship lit by searchlights at night.

    N.B. Somewhat confused and scratched compilation of Mussolini material.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    hd format:
    2K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:06:00 / 01:30:25:00
    UN 54 C

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