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.
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.
The 5th United States Army in Saint Leonhard, Italy during World War II. Officer takes a look at the paintings stolen from Florence Italy by Nazi German forces. Soldier open a door and officer enters another room full of paintings. He takes a look at the art objects.
General Mark W. Clark, other Allied officers and soldiers at the V-E Day thanksgiving services in Florence Italy, at the end of World War II. The assembly at the headquarters of 15th Army Group, reads the thanksgiving note. Flags of United States and Great Britain at the victory celebration ceremony. Soldiers at the ceremony.
United States soldiers and Italian civilians fight fire at headquarters of the 1st Battalion, 349th Regiment in Florence Italy, at the end of World War II. Soldiers look at the building set fire by a time bomb explosion. Various parts of building burning. Soldiers spray water on burning portions of building.
Arno River in Italy. People cross the river by weir. Destroyed bridges and ruins near Ponte Vecchio. Several people stand near the river. Royal Engineers water purifying truck. Canvas water tanks in the foreground. Palestinians working with Royal Army Service Corps distribute water in Florence. People fill Chianti flasks with water at a Palestine truck. Young children stand with their families. People drink water.