Italy during World War II. A map of Italy shows various places. German infantry and cavalry units march ahead in Italy after the capitulation to Allies of Marshal Badoglio. Soldiers in an armored personnel carrier approach the Italian Alps. Nazi officers, including field marshal Erwin Rommel, are seen outside a building. German soldiers mounted on a tank move into an Italian city as people wave to them. Soldiers fire, explosion occurs and a pillar of smoke rises up. German forces occupy Reggio, Padua and Milan. Germans in an armored personnel carrier approach the Arch of Peace in Milan. Soldiers fight in the streets of Rome. A building with a Nazi sign on its gates. German soldiers celebrate after taking over the city. They smoke. Soldiers with women outside a building and pull a kitten from their uniforms to present to her. Soldiers in a jeep enter Rome with Colosseum in the background.
Military museum in Milan, Italy. Portraits of Army personnel, uniforms, badges, maps and equipment exhibited inside the military museum. Visitors look at photographs inside the museum. They look at an album with pictures of various officers. Newspaper clippings hung on wall.
Aftermaths of Allied bombing in Milan, Italy during World War II. Damaged buildings and rubble on the ground after heavy bombing. Damaged La Scala Opera House after the bombings. Interiors of the opera showing its damaged dome. Exteriors of a ruined hospital building. Corridors of a building with rubble spread all over. Cars and pedestrians on a street and damaged buildings in the background. Damaged cathedrals in the city. Damaged gates of a cathedral. People stand outside the huge gate.
View of a street in Rome, Italy. People seated in a street car. Pedestrians cross the street. Motorbikes and cars on the street and crossing trolley or streetcar tracks. Buildings in the background. A police-man directs the traffic. Scene changes to Milan, Italy. Again a street scene with police directing traffic. Policeman raises his hand to give directions to the traffic. Milan Cathedral in view. Street lamps in view. Traffic of vehicles and pedestrians near square in front of Milan Cathedral.
Former Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini dies in Milan, Italy. A large number of people gathered in a street in Milan. Dead bodies of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci and others on the street. People gathered around the bodies as policemen try to control them. Cameramen record the event. Dead bodies of Mussolini, Clara Petacci hanged upside down from a meat hook from the roof of a gas station.
End of Fascism in Milan, Italy during World War II. A large crowd goatherd near a gas station where dead bodies of Mussolini and other Fascists were hanged in Milan. Signs on the roof of the gas station. A sign reads 'Mussolini Petacci' indicating the point from where their dead bodies were hanged upside down. People gathered in front of a wall. On the wall is a picture of Mussolini and other Fascists who died with him. A woman empties a bowl in a box placed in front of the picture. A crowd gathered in the street as they watch the SS( Shutzstaffel) troops leave Hotel Regina in trucks and vehicles.