Anachronistic mixture of scenes from Germany, circa 1935, Italy, circa 1915, and World War 2. Opening sequence shows Waffen SS troops goosestepping on parade in Nuremberg,Bavaria, circa 1935. Then a scene is inserted of Italian Generalissimo Luigi Cadorna, Chief of Staff, Italian Army, in World War 1, who salutes while reviewing troops. This is followed by scenes of grim-faced civilians watching German forces occupy their countries in World War II. Finally a radio tower and antenna are shown.
Celebrations on London's streets following Italy's decision to join the Triple Entente– Britain, France and Russia -- and declare war on Austria-Hungary, during World War I. Crowd on street gathers for demonstration, vehicles also on road. Crowd stand in front of building with flags. Kingdom of Italy flag flies.
Bell Telephone television advertisement depicts the cost of telephone calls over years from 1915 to 1970. Pictures of streets and houses in Boston. Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell. The cost of telephone from 20.70 dollars in 1915 reduced to 70 cents in 1970. Rapid paced montage of images (some still and some motion) from 1915 to 1970. Poster reads 'Japan at War'. Man and woman dance. Missile launched from launch pad. Aircraft parked on runway. The cost of telephone charges reduced over the years. Different types of telephones seen in 1970.
Bersaglieri troops of the Italian Army use ropes to rappel down a jagged cliff face. They then take up prone positions in a line, where their unique black capercaillie feathers can be seen on their helmets. They fire their rifles. Afterwards, they crawl forward in formation and slash through a barbed wire obstacle. (WWI; WW1)
Italian troops on the Isonzo front during World War I. A field kitchen set up on the side of a mountain. Soldiers prepare a meal for the troops, in pots suspended on tree limbs over a series of fires. A mess Sergeant supervises the activities. cooks taste the soup. (World War i; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
The Italian campaign against Austro-Hungarian forces in the Dolomite mountains during World War 1. Italian troops standing at railroad station as a train passes, carrying soldiers and war materiel. They wave to the train. Scene shifts to Italian soldiers moving across the platform. Next, troops are seen loading provisions aboard army trucks. Italian soldiers pushing alongside a railroad gun with "F.S. Italia," (for Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane) painted on the rail flatcar. Troops pose with a partially-covered towed 149/35 gun, equipped with mud wheels. Italian troops moving up a hill. Hundreds of Italian soldiers pulling a siege mortar up a steep hill.