Royal motorcade carrying Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III, Prince Humbert, and Italo Balbo, Minister of Aviation through row, upon row, of Italian Air Force military airplanes (900 in number) amassed on Ferrari field in Bologna, Italy. Most of them are Fiat CR.1 aircraft. Closeup glimpse of the royal car passing airplanes and crews standing at attention. Next, the King and Italo Balbo are seen on an elevated platform, where Balbo points out something of interest to the King. View from a height of the planes parked in formation. The King and his entourage of high-ranking officers and officials standing by a building along with Roman Catholic Cardinal Nassali Rocca Di Corneliano,Giovanni Battista of Bologna. Dozens of Italian Air Force planes demonstrating close formation flight overhead. Closeup of Air Force Minister, Balbo with King Vittorio Emanuele III. Waves of planes flying low overhead.
Activities of Allied troops in Italy. General Keyes and Lucian King Truscott Junior, U.S. Army General meet near Bologna in Italy. They meet the other officers outside the army headquarters. Generals get honor of Battalion. Generals observe the fight area and smoke over defense line during the battle on 11th December.
The U.S. officers in Bologna, Italy in April 1945 (World War II). U.S. Army General Lucian K Truscott Jr arrives in USAAF Stinson L-5B Sentinel aircraft. Army Air Forces C-45 Expeditor taxis to a halt and U.S. Army General Mark W Clark, General Henry "Hap" Arnold and Major General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther exit from the airplane. They are greeted by General Truscott. Generals Truscott, Clark and Arnold drive off in a jeep.
The U.S. soldiers in Bologna, Italy during World War II. U.S. vehicles including ambulances, jeeps and trucks fording river near a highway. Soldiers aboard the vehicles. An Italian peasant in horse-drawn cart fords the river alongside a roped off area.
Italian Prince Umberto in Bologna, Italy during World War II. A large crowd gathers on the street. Prince Umberto forces his way through the welcoming crowd. A large group of partisans assemble on the street. Houses and buildings in the area.
U.S. Army 88th Division in Bologna, Italy during World War 2. German prisoners march along road carrying their wounded on litters. Large 200 yard roadblock. Road is bound by a rock cliff on the left and Reno river on the right. Infantrymen marching on the highway. A bulldozer makes a ford in the river bed in the distant background. Infantrymen moving along the road near the roadblock. A Mack 6x6 7-yard/2-ton NO model truck tows a 155mm gun (Long Tom) across small Bailey bridge and over dusty road as a jeep follows. (Note: reportedly, the opening slate refers to Lt. Paul F. Long, 196th Signal Photo Company, who was cameraman for this film.).