The U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division at Lake Garda in Italy. Loading and firing of 105 mm howitzer. The howitzer mounted on M-7 motor carriage from stationary position in city square. M-7 howitzer firing. Lake shoreline in the background. Shells hitting the targets. Lake and mountainous region. Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division standing in a tunnel at north end of the lake.
Part 2 of a 2 part Interrogation of Colonel Otto Skorzeny, a famous German Colonel, by a United States Army captain in Germany. The United States army captain interrogates him through an American enlisted man serving as interpreter. The Colonel speaks about the liberation of Benito Mussolini and his rescue by plane. He also tells about the meeting of Adolf Hitler and Mussolini and the Italian dictators return to the Lake Garda area. These were accomplished by the Panzer brigade. Skorzeny takes off his wrist watch commemorating the event and they discuss the information inscribed on its back. The wrist watch lies on the table.
The village of Dongo in Italy where Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, his mistress Carla Petacci and other confederates were captured and shot dead. Lake Como and snowcapped mountains around. Signboard of village Dongo. Buildings and people in the village. Children at village square where Mussolini and others were executed. A man shows a German officer's coat which Mussolini was wearing at time of his capture. Camouflaged car which he was riding and Italian armored car which lead the German convoy. Sign on side of building written 'Musso'. Lane leading from Trremezzo and the wall where execution of Mussolini and Carla Petacci took place. Blood spots and bullet impressions on wall.
Lake Como festival organized at Lake Como, Italy. Ancient ships and battles among the cities of 12th century era reenacted during the festival. Dramatization shows a queen, her courtiers and soldiers. Soldiers fight in boats and spectators watch from shores of Lake Como. A soldier falls in lake during the fight. Sailors in a boat. Queen of the tournament honors the winner of tournament.
The U.S. officers in Bologna, Italy in April 1945 (World War II). U.S. Army General Lucian K Truscott Jr arrives in USAAF Stinson L-5B Sentinel aircraft. Army Air Forces C-45 Expeditor taxis to a halt and U.S. Army General Mark W Clark, General Henry "Hap" Arnold and Major General Alfred Maximilian Gruenther exit from the airplane. They are greeted by General Truscott. Generals Truscott, Clark and Arnold drive off in a jeep.
Surrendering German officer steps from a building and exchanges salutes, and hand shakes, with officers of the British 8th Army, in Northern Italy, during final days of World War II, in Europe. German soldiers standing about, watching, as one of them prepares a pig for roasting. View from a high balcony overlooking a river and valley.