German invasion of European countries during World War II. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini shakes hands with Adolf Hitler. People gathered in a square in Rome, Italy, cheering as they listen to Mussolini speak. View of Mussolini speaking and waving his hands in animated fashion. Greek Army troops marching in traditional uniform. Animated map depicts Italian advance in Greece and the backward drive of Italian troops. Mussolini walking on a path and saluting his forces. A newspaper headline about Nazi movement in Greece. Close-up aerial view of a German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber beginning its dive and releasing bombs. German aircraft bombard Greek cities and cities in Yugoslavia. Aerial view of damaged palace building in Belgrade, Yugoslavia after German bombing that began April 6, 1941 in Operation Retribution. Animated map depicts German advance in Yugoslavia. A map depicts German advance in Greece. Aerial view of the city of Athens as seen from German aircraft, with a German Luftwaffe aircraft in foreground.
Marshal Josip Broz Tito at his home in Dedinje, Belgrade. Marshal in field uniform studies documents and sit at the desk. Tito goes through his morning mail and dictates to the secretary of his cabinet, Lt Col Branco Vuchinich. Glasses on the blotter.
Priests bless river water in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. During a ceremony the priests move in a procession along a snow covered road. Soldiers stand along the sides of the road. The priests with a group of people. One of the priests performs rites to bless river water in containers. The people of the town collect the blessed water in bottles. A large crowd of men and women with mugs of water.
A U.S. Air Force C-47 plane lands in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. British and U S, civilian and military officials disembark and are greeted by a U.S. military officer..
A U.S. plane lands in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. British and U S civilian and military officials disembark. Delegates around a conference table. Marshal Tito lights his pipe. Men behind exchange documents. Delegates sign the documents. Marshal Tito makes a short address.
A U.S. plane lands in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. British and U S civilian and military officials disembark. Foreign officials greeted by native officers. Official converses.