Brenner Pass rail line smashed in September 2, 1943. Bomb group in flight. Official in bomber. Aerial view of Trento. Bombs dropped over Brenner Pass. Bombing over Brenner Pass in Bolzano. Bomb explosions. Smoke rises over target.
Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in a meeting near Brenner Pass in Italy. Adolf Hitler gives a Nazi salute. Dignitaries get out of a car and enter a building. They sit down to talk. Italian and German officers converse with each other. Adolf Hitler and Mussolini look at a large map on table. The dignitaries get out of a Limousine and shake hands with each other. Adolf Hitler and his staff waive as Mussolini leaves on a train.
Hitler and Mussolini meet at Brenner Pass in Europe during World War II. The armored train of Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini pulls into a station. Soldiers stand in a file. The soldiers beat drums and play other musical instruments. Mussolini reviews troops. Officers salute. Another train carrying German Chancellor Adolf Hitler arrives. Both the leaders greet and review the troops. They go in Mussolini's train to hold important discussions. The Fuehrer leaves. Mussolini steps back into his train. The soldiers play musical instruments.
Soldiers of the Italian Co-Belligerent Army. The Italian First Motorized Group, the first Italian unit to fight alongside the Allies after the armistice of September, 1943, move to the front in early December, 1943. Trucks loaded with soldiers driven. A convoy of trucks and jeeps moves along road. Soldiers seated in trucks with guns. Trucks pass signs of nearby towns: 'Venafro-Mignano' and 'Pietravairano'.
Commander of the German 18th Army, Colonel General Georg Lindemann, arrives to personally recognize Spanish Army General Emilio Esteban Infantes, commanding officer of the Spanish "Blue Division" (German 250th Infantry Division) for successfully repelling attack by the Russian 55th Army, in the Battle of Krasny Bor on the Eastern Front in February, 1943. Other officers help General Esteban Infantes to place an Iron Cross decoration around his neck. Scenes of German General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring reviewing Italian and German troops in Italy at an airfield and presenting award to some of the soldiers. In next scene, Benito Mussolini enters a room and then is seated in the first meeting of the leaders of the new Fascist Republican Party, including Alessandro Pavolini and Italian Minister of War Rodolfo Graziani. Next segment covers arrival of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to Italy, touring fortifications and inspecting defenses in Italy. He is seen reviewing port lookouts and defense points with German artillery. In once scene he passes an elderly Italian civilian and gives him the Nazi salute, which is returned weakly by the Italian. Next segment covers further expansion of Italian defenses, with the laying of barb wire by troops, including one soldier cutting his pants knee on the barbed wire. Also shows demolition of trees using dynamite. Explosions as trees are blown up. Then shows placement of new artillery guns and positions. German soldier reviewing a map while on phone receiving enemy position information. German soldiers in hills fire artillery at enemy position in a valley.
Conference between Prime Minister of UK, Churchill and U.S. President Roosevelt at Casablanca in January 1943. Allied troops march. Italian prisoners. Conference between Roosevelt and Churchill. Beachhead and battle views. American flag raised. Convoy fired. Troops and equipment move ashore. Allied forces in combat with enemy. Troops and tanks advance in Russia. Benito Mussolini salutes in Italy. Troops in Sicily march with white flag after surrender. General George S Patton and General Eisenhower congratulate each other after surrender of Italy. Airlift personnel including Italian citizens. Bombardier as he adjusts sights and releases bombs. B-17 bombers drop bombs. German submarine gets hit and sinks. Bombers drop bombs. Flares lighting up targets and bomb explosions below at night. Bombed-out church in England, with services in progress. Globe of world as it turns. Pentagon and White House. Number 10 Downing Street to Quebec, at Chateau Frontenac. Guards and security measures taken at Quebec conference. Conference area and guards. Statues of Montcalm and Wolfe (Battle of Quebec). Naval Officers censure mail and make plan of attack. Guards check passes of people who enter conference room.