General Matthew Ridgway visits Rome, Italy.
Unissued / Unused material.
General Matthew Ridgway, Colonel-in-Chief Atlantic Pact Forces, in Rome. Italy.
CU crest painted onto Ridgway's Constellation aircraft. Various shots Ridgway and wife coming down gangway from aircraft and being greeted by US Ambassador Bunker and Italian officials. MS party walking away from aircraft. MS Mrs Ridgway walking past camera. Various shots Ridgway shaking hands with Italian officers. LS cars leaving airport. MS Ridgway placing wreath on Italy's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. LS of Ridgway and officers saluting tomb.
LS Ridgway and Alcide de Gasperi in conference room. MS Ridgway. General view conference in session. MS cameramen. MS's Ridgway and de Gasperi shaking hands and talking. MS Italian guard saluting. LS Ridgway and Admiral Ferrante Capponi walking into Quirinale Palace. MS Ridgway and Luigi Einaudi shaking hands. Various shots as Einaudi, Ridgway and others walk through gardens. CU cameraman. Various shots Ridgway drinking coffee and talking.
Cataloguer's note: Italian commentary.