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Workers work on machinery during various stages of helmet manufacturing at Italian Army helmet factory in Florence, Italy.

Workers work at Italian Army helmet factory in Florence Italy. Helmets kept on stacks in the factory, Various stages of helmet manufacturing and coloring, machines at factory. Workers provide finishing to the helmets.

Date: 1939
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Guests arrive to attend the marriage ceremony of the Duke of Spoleto Prince Aimone of Savoy and Princess Irene of Greece.

King George II of Greece, the Duke and the Duchess of Kent and others attend the marriage ceremony of the Duke of Spoleto and Princess Irene of Greece in Florence, Italy. Dignitaries and guests stand at a balcony of a building. King George II of Greece arrives in a car. Princess Irene and Duke of Spoleto walk out of a church and pose.

Date: 1939, July 10
Duration: 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People of Florence cross the ruined Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Italy.

Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence, Italy. A sign in Italian. The sign reads 'Ponte Vecchio' in Italy near Arno River. People of Florence cross the ruined Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Several buildings lined on a side of the bridge. Men walk with bicycles. People walk through a mine cleared path approaching Ponte Vecchio Bridge. Italian refugees escape from German concentration camps near Florence. U.S. Brigadier General Edgar E. Hume, 5th Army, talks to the refugees. Several refugees stand in a group. Men smoke. Shops in the background. A woman cries.

Date: 1945, January
Duration: 2 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People gathered during the launching ceremony of submarine SS Seawolf at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine.

Launching of submarine SS Seawolf (SS-197) at Portsmouth Navy Yard in Kittery, Maine on 15 August, 1939. Clip opens with the submarine in water post launch. Next scenes show the prior events: People look on as workers pound braces away so submarine can slide down skids. Sponsor Mrs. Syria Florence Kalbfus, wife of Admiral Edward C. Kalbfus, walks up a flight of stairs beside the submarine ship with a U.S. Navy Officer. She greets another woman. The navy officer near them. The woman talks to another woman. A man standing on a ladder works on a side of the ship. Navy officers and a woman. Mrs. Syria Florence Kalbfus pulls a rope and smashes a bottle against the hull, and the submarine is launched. The submarine sliding into water. People gathered for the World War 2 era launching ceremony.

Date: 1939, August 15
Duration: 3 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A large crowd greets German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in Florence, Italy during World War II.

German officers tour Italy during World War II. Buildings in the background at a sea shore. Men seated at a desk type documents. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler with German officers in his private railroad car. People gather at a railroad station in Florence, Italy. They wave towards Hitler. The crowd cheers and applauds. Hitler is greeted by officers. Soldiers stand at attention. Italian citizens gathered cheer him and applaud. Hitler seated in a car passing on a street of Florence. People gather along the sides of streets. Buildings along street sides. Hitler and officials enter the Palazzo Vecchio. Scenes inside the palace, where German and Italian officials shake hands and discuss. Prime Minister of Italy Benito Mussolini and Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa Rodolfo Graziani at a station and later at a reception. Headline of Italian newspaper Il Barcello reading "Mussolini e Hitler a Firenze!" People gather in a large number and cheer on the Piazza della Signoria. Elevated view of the crowd from roof or a high balcony of the Palazzo Vecchio. Trumpet players on balcony play to crowd before Mussolini and Hitler appear. People cheer as the Italian and German leaders appear on the balcony.

Date: 1940, October 28
Duration: 4 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
South African and New Zealand troops occupy Florence in Italy.

Mop up operation by Allied forces in Florence, Italy. South African and New Zealand troops advance on tanks. Soldier looks through binocular. View of a bridge in the city. Soldier fires from the hidden area. Explosions in the city. Soldiers patrol on streets of Florence. Civilians on street. (World War II period).

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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