Pope Pius XII greets European Coal and Steel conference delegates after their meeting on mine safety in Rome. Exterior view of the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo. Pope Pius XII is shown at the Papel Palace of Castel Gandolfo as he meets with the delegates representing the European Coal and Steel Community. The Pope praised the event and offered good wishes for the success of their international cooperation.
Swiss guards salute a man entering Castel Gandolfo (the Pope's summer residence in Lazio, Southeast of Rome). Pope Paul VI appears on a balcony , to address a large number persons assembled outside. Pope addresses the crowd which includes commoners, nuns and bishops. Movie cameras record the event.
Allied bombing of Monte Cassino, Italy during World War II. Views of the Abbey of Monte Cassino. German officers talk to Abbot Gregoria Di Mare. Treasures from the abbey are hauled to Rome. Church authorities accept a receipt from German officials. Allied airplanes bomb the abbey. Smoke rises from explosions. Abbot Mare flees to Vatican City with a German escort. Refugees search the ruins of bombed Castel Gandolfo.
German troops in Italy during World War II. A map of Italy. Despite an Allied air attack German troops bring up supplies by mule and truck to reinforce their positions. Troops put supplies on horse back. A soldier carries supplies in his hands. A German soldier looks through binoculars. Unidentified aircraft in flight. Smoke rises due to bombing. Damaged Monte Casino. German troops escort Abbot Gregorian Di Mare to Vatican city from the ruins of Monte Casino. Wreckage in Castle Gandolfo. The corpses of the dead.
Germans in Italy for religious propaganda during World War II. Map of Italy. German troops on Italian font. Despite an Allied attack, bring up supplies by mule and truck to reinforce their positions. Military action of German troops for religious propaganda. Cassino Monastery before U.S. Attack. U.S. bombs burst on Cassino Monastery. Ruins of Cassino Monastery. German troops escort Abbot Gregorian Di Mare to Vatican city from the ruins of Monte Cassino. German officers and Abbot of Cassino. Ruins and wreckage in Castle Gandolfo. Men inspect ruins and evacuate casualties. Dead bodies of women and children.
Scenes of Rome and American Army officers on leave there during World War 2. Views including St Angelo Bridge and castle (Castel Sant'Angelo) at the Tiber River. People riding bicycles over the bridge. Statue of an angel, by sculptor Pieter Verschaffelt. St Peters Basilica and Square. Sign proclaiming neutral territory of the Vatican (in Italian and English). The sign reads ' Neutral state of Vatican. Admission of military vehicles not allowed.' A sign reads '322 service group'. U.S. Army officers, in uniform, pose as they smoke cigarettes, wearing overseas caps and smiling. An officer pretends to count money, posing in front of a sign in the background reading ' Finance office 322nd service group.' Unidentified U.S. Army officers smoking cigarettes and posing for photographs in front of flowering shrubs in Rome.