Italian nationalist leader Gabriele D'Annunzion is seen talking with some of his Italian military volunteers, as they occupy the Adriatic city of Fiume, in September, 1919. His troops surge through the streets of the city mingling with local citizens. D'Annunzio and two of his officers are seen being carried on the shoulders of the crowd. Two Italian warships are seen docked at the Fiume pier. One, the Giuseppe Cesare Abba, a Pilo Class destroyer, displays the letters: "AB" on her hull.The other,displays "NL." Scene shifts to the deck of an Italian warship where an officer commands sailors as they march to take positions in formation on her deck. All are in full dress uniforms. Utility dinghies (or lifeboats) are seen on deck and one on davits.
Italian nationalist leader Gabriele D'Annunzio and other Italian irredentist leaders are warmly welcomed in the Adriatic port city of Fiume as his contingent of Italian military volunteers occupies the Adriatic city in September, 1919. Ships seen docked in the background, between buildings. Irredentism leader D'Annunzio, with a wide collar atop his uniform, and wearing gloves, speaks forcefully to the assembled crowd . Several of the officers are carried down the street atop the shoulders of the cheering crowd. A warship is docked in the background. Flag of the Kingdom of Italy is seen in the crowd. Gabriele D'Annunzio is seen later, in uniform with shirt and tie, but without the collar and gloves, making his way through the crowd and then becoming the center of attention for the cameraman, as he poses surrounded by young military volunteer admirers.
Gabriele D'Annunzio and his contingent of Italian military volunteers occupy Fiume, Croatia, in the name of Italy, as the Austro-Hungarian empire ends following World War I. D'Annunzio speaks to the troops. Soldiers gather on a street near dock. Crowd on the street raises hats and carry officers on their shoulders. D'Annunzio shakes hand with soldiers, as he makes his way through the crowd, and sits with a group of volunteers..
A busy street with pedestrians outside shops. Head of the Independent State of Croatia Ante Pavelic greets Croatian soldiers in a room. He decorates the troops. Ante Pavelic rides at the head of a parade on the streets. Officers on horses and soldiers on foot in the parade. The gathered crowd cheers and applauds the troops. Mobile artillery in the parade.
Religious processions and celebrations in Marija Bistrica in Croatia. A group of people walk uphill in a village. The crowd includes a local priest, nuns and the villagers. The gathering reaches the destination and kneels before a cross. A large crowd gathered outside a church in Marija Bistrica in Croatia. Large sculptures outside the church. People light candles and pray. The church bells toll. A long line of devotees wait outside.
Nazi Croatian leader Ante Pavelic reviews troops in Croatia during World War II. Ante Pavelic receives flowers from a child. He reviews troops, watches Black Legion recruits march on Nazi missions and talks with onlookers.