British and American troops advancing slowly through Italian countryside.
Full title reads: "THE FIFTH FORGES AHEAD".
Various shots of the American Rangers moving through Italian countryside. Various shots of the British soldiers firing mortars in support of the Americans. The shells land on hillside. Rangers rushing through wooded area and across a field.
Section of Volturno river. Various shots of the American troops trying to erect pontoon bridge across the river which is very rough because of gale that is blowing. The engineers secure the bridge but soon the wind wins and the bridge is blown away.
(Mute & Track Negs.)