Prince Edward VIII and Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson visit a beach in Lido Venice, Italy. The Duke and the Duchess of Windsor get in boat. Sailors and other people stand in the background. People in costumes in water at the beach. The Duke and the Duchess in the boat. The Duke rows the boat. People on the beach look at them. A woman and a man in the background row a boat.
Aerial view of the Château de Candé, near Tours, France where, after renouncing the throne, The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Warfield Simpson, in a private ceremony on 3 June 1937. The Duke and his bride pose for photographers. Also seen are brief Scenes from their honeymoon trip to Venice, Italy. A canal filled with gondolas. The couple in a motorboat named the "Ca' Loredan 2."
War damaged buildings in Venice, Italy after World War II. Aerial view of a harbor in Venice. Damaged buildings and ruins. A man near wreckage. Men in boats. A man rows a boat under a bridge. Containers carried on a boat. American soldiers aboard a boat. St. Mark's Campanile at St. Mark's Basilica on Piazza San Marco. People including two soldiers feed birds.
A narrow road through a formal Italian garden in Italy. Urns and statues in the garden. Aquatic plants in a pond. A view of Hotel Lido. People bathe in the swimming pool. Tables and chairs near the pool. Trees in the background.
Scenes of Venice at end of World War 2, in Europe. Closeup of Gondolier propelling boat with his pole. View of two men and a wo man, passengers in a gondola, propelled by two gondoliers, one in front and one in the rear. It passes by walled gardens in background. A group of passengers in a large gondola, with two gondoliers, passing by striped poles along edge of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. A steel bridge spanning across the canal. A motorboat passes, filled with armed Italian Partisans, flying an Italian flag. Gondola containing several British 8th Army men looking up at sights. View of Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of Saint Mary of Health).British soldiers standing on pavement in front of the Basilica with two Italian children beside them. A hotel displaying British and American flags. (The stars on the American flag are not configured correctly. It was probably locally made.) British soldiers at another hotel, next door, called "Grande Albergo." They relax on patio in the sun. One distributes mail to the others.
Rise of Benito Mussolini after World War I and taking Italy to World War II. Benito Mussolini and the Blackshirts parade in Rome when the Fascist Party comes to power after ousting Italian Prime Minister Luigi Facta in October 1922. Civilians of Benito Mussolini's Fascist Party parade in the 'March on Rome' when Mussolini takes over the government. Cheering civilians surround Mussolini as he exits from a building. The Blackshirts parade. Mussolini speaks from a balcony. A large crowd gives the Fascist salute at one of Mussolini's mass meetings. Members of the Fascist Youth parade on the streets. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler deplanes in Venice and meets Italian Prime Minister Mussolini for the first time. Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gian Galeazzo Ciano and Mussolini and staff review troops. Mussolini shakes hands with Hitler, surrounded by Italian notables. A Royal Box at a ceremony shows Hitler, Mussolini, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and the Queen of Italy. An Italian tank review near Rome's Colosseum. Italian crack troops goose-step past the Royal Box for Hitler to review. The Munich Conference shows Hitler, Mussolini, Prime Minister of France Eduard Daladier, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain among others. Mussolini signs the Munich Pact. A crowd massed near the Victor Emmanuel Memorial acclaim Mussolini after his return from Munich.