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Allied Military Government working to provide medical care and food to Italians in liberated parts of Italy during World War II

Relief activities of the Allies in Italy during World War 2. Opening scene shows a sailing Schooner under Allied Navy control, docked at a port in Italy following the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943. This schooner is being loaded with Allied Military Government (AMG) medical supplies. Closeup of wooden crates containing the supplies. American medical corpsmen checking a stream of water for mosquitoes, and then spraying the area from a DUKW. A hospital building and interior with Italian women holding their infants as they await checkups and innoculations against disease. Italian citizens in a street anxiously seeking food from the AMG. Local Italian police work to control the crowd in which some persons become unruly and have to be removed. American troops of the U.S. 5th Army marching along Italian roads. Troops riding on a Sherman tank and on a truck pulling an artillery field piece. Supply yard stacked high with food supplies for U.S. troops. (Narrator states it required 750 tons a day to feed the 5th Army.) Views of Naples harbor cluttered with 30 large ships and 300 smaller ones blown up or scuttled by retreating German forces. Firemen manning hoses to fight fires at the waterfront. Smoldering ruins in the port. Three months later, U.S. forces are seen operating supply missions through the port. View from a hill of the port with barrage balloon overhead. Closeup of flour being offloaded from holds of ships by derricks. Italian soldiers unloading the flour bags and placing them aboard trucks for transport to Italian commercial food companies. A U.S. Army Captain at a table with Italian businessmen who purchase the flour from AMG at a fair market price. Italian purchasers examining the flour. Flour being transported to bakers who bake it into bread. Young men busy making and baking loaves of bread. Loaves stacked up at the bakery. A big tray of fresh loaves being sampled by Italian officials and distributed to local Italian civilians who enjoy it.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Italian civilians greet the first units of U.S. 5th Army entering Naples, Italy during World War II.

U.S. 5th Army troops enter Naples, Italy during World War II. Troops and army vehicles enter Naples. Tanks roll into the city. U.S. troops on guard. Ships and boats at the port of Naples. Italian civilians greet the first units of the 5th Army entering Naples. Cheering civilians on a street.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 1 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The soldiers of the U.S. 5th Army unload and arrange the war supplies at the Port of Naples, Italy during the World War II.

Allies amass war supplies in Italy for drive on Rome. The Port of Naples, Italy. Tanks, guns and other war material is unloaded from the ships. The soldiers of the U.S. 5th Army help to unload and arrange the supplies.

Date: 1943
Duration: 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A bow view of the USS Shangri La at anchor and its flight deck filled with aircraft at Naples Harbor in Naples, Italy.

Repair of collision damage to the USS Shangri La (CVA-38) in Naples, Italy. A bow view of the ship at anchor in Naples Harbor. The ship takes on slight port list to keep the damaged area out of water. U.S. Navy Skyraider A-1Hs seen on the flight deck port side. The bow anchor and port anchor are out. Port quarter view of Shangri La in Naples Harbor shows the flight deck filled with aircraft. The ship has slight port list until damage is repaired. A stern view of Shangri La at anchor in Naples Harbor. Breakwater seen at right.

Date: 1965, August 30
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Echelon of three B-24 aircraft of 98th Bombardment Group "Pyramidiers" in flight following raids on Naples and Messina Italy

Interior of B-24 aircraft. Muzzle of .50 caliber gun. Waist gun window and gun sight. B-24 aircraft flying. View of B24D "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in flight (SN 41-11913 of the 98th Bombardment Group, the B-24 Liberator unit nicknamed the "Pyramidiers". This aircraft went down May 1, 1943 after flying into another aircraft in a cloud). Front part of B-24 over muzzle of .50 cal gun. Aerial views of B-24s flying. B-24 named "The Witch" seen (SN 41-11840 of the 98th BG "Pyramiders". This aircraft was lost August 1, 1943 in Operation Tidal Wave raid of Ploiesti Romania oil refineries). Artwork on both of the above "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Witch" was painted by Amos Nicholson. Clip closes with echelon of three B-24s seen. Footage shot during return to base following bombing mission over Naples and Messina, Italy. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, February
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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