Italian aviation cadets at the Royal Academy of Aviation in Caserta, Italy during World War II. Cadets parading and running on the grounds. Trees in the background. A building in the foreground. The cadets exercising in a formation. The cadets come up to a judges' table and receive medals. Several officers standing near the table. The cadets shake hands with Italian Blackshirt Italo Balbo. Balbo along with other officers walking on the academy grounds.
Italian aviation cadets at the Royal Academy of Aviation in Caserta, Italy during World War II. Italian aviation cadets on horsebacks. They jump over hurdles. Officers watch the cadets. A building and trees in the background. The officers discuss.
Italian aviation cadets at the Royal Academy of Aviation in Caserta, Italy during World War II. The Italian flag flutters from a flag pole. A review of the cadets. A cardinal speaks to the cadets. The cadets carrying banners stand in formation. Several officers and dignitaries present during the event. A cadet being awarded.
Italian aviation cadets at the Royal Academy of Aviation in Caserta, Italy during World War II. The cadets carrying banners stand in formation on the grounds. Officers review the cadets. The cadets goose step across the grounds. A building in the background. The officers and a cardinal walking on the grounds.
Air Force School at Caserta, Italy. The King, Victor Emmanuel III along with other officer inspects school equipment and airplanes. Number of Airplanes parked in line. Officer seated in cockpit of airplane.
U.S. Troops in the Solomon Islands during World War II, load munitions and supplies aboard landing craft to be carried to the troopship, USS Frederick Funston (APA-89), sitting offshore. The equipment and troops are bound for Bougainville, New Guinea, to reinforce marines there. Next, the troops themselves, in full battle gear, enter Higgins boats, to be ferried to the troopship. Closeup of troops boarding one of the landing craft. View from a landing craft heading to the Frederick Funston, seen ahead. View from the Higgins boat approaching the troopship, and then of troops climbing aboard via a rope net. Closeup of soldiers climbing the net. Change of scene shows U.S. Field Artillery unit changing position on New Georgia. They employ caterpillar tractors to move the guns. One is seen bogging down in the soft earth, so another tractor assists by pushing on the gun (possibly damaging its barrel). After arriving at the new position, they are ordered to move again, because of movements of the Japanese forces. This time, the troops pitch in and use sheer manpower to move a howitzer. Scene shifts again, to Italy, where U.S. troops attempt to ford a river on the road from, Benevento, to Caserta, after German forces destroyed all bridges along it. A truck is seen successfully crossing after combat engineers created a path for it. Trucks and jeeps move through muddy paths. The last image shows a jeep equipped with a tall bumper-mounted wire cutter.