Allied Forces with mechanized units and tanks enter Florence, Italy. King George VI arrives in Italy and is greeted by General Maitland Wilson. King George VI inspects the Royal Navy Units aboard. He takes a ride in car with General Alexander. King George inspects the 8th Army of United States and Indian troops. He reviews Polish Units with General Anders and General Lease.
A film on the Nazi exodus from Rome, Italy. German troops on the streets of Rome. The Coloseum in the background. The troops walk through the Arch of Constantine. The American troops on the streets in the city. American soldiers on the street. A few American soldiers behind a building fire guns. The Germans are captured by the American soldiers. A building in view. A soldier on the balcony of the building. Crowd on the streets rejoicing. People seated on trucks moving through the streets rejoicing the liberation. Bombings during the advancement of the allied forces towards Florence. The 1st Brazilian troop in a vessel moving to disembark in Italy. Two officers watching the vessel. The group of Brazilian soldiers who join the Allied forces in declaring war against Germany.
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.
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.
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.
Scenes from Florence, Italy. Bridges spanning over the River Arno. Vehicle traffic on the bridges. Florence Cathedral distant in the background. The tower of the Palazzo Vecchio. A guard on duty outside an historic building. Scenes of buildings and chapels high in the surrounding Senese Clavey Hills.