A film titled 'Typhus in Naples' shows typhus striking the city of Naples during World War 2. The city of Naples shows Mount Vesuvius and buildings. The bay of Naples shows a boat on water. Italian people at a railroad station. A man walks through a tunnel. A bombed out and wrecked building. Graves in a cemetery. Rubble on the streets. Wounded people are carried on litters. Refugees arrive in Naples. Dead bodies on the side of a street. An Italian women suffering from typhus. A close view of lice on human skin. Warning signs for typhus in English and Italian languages.
A film titled 'Soft Tissue Wounds' shows U.S. soldiers being hit by shell fragments and their recovery after surgery in Naples during World War II. Bombs stacked on a field. U.S. sailors work around. A battleship's gun firing salvo. Fragments are removed by surgery from battle casualties. Reports of four cases handled in the Italian campaign of January 1944. The first case shows a soldier hit by a shell fragment. U.S. troops carry the soldier hit by the shell fragment in Italy. A truck moves ahead on a road. Wounded being carried into an evacuation hospital tent. A wound just below the buttock of a soldier. Primary infusion is given to the patient. The bleeding is controlled. The wound is dusted. Dressing completes an operation. The healing of the wound after a few weeks of the operation. The patient walks after healing. A U.S. soldier shows a scar under scapula. A U.S. LST (Landing Ship Tank) fires towards Anzio Harbor. [Note: script refers to British Hospital Carrier Leinster (#37) although footage appears to be of (British) Hospital Ship St. David (#27), later sunk by the Germans at Anzio in January, 1944]. A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher aboard the hospital ship. Surgery is performed on the wounded soldier. The soldier on a bed after the operation. A ship underway at sea. A Red Cross ambulance and a truck transport the wounded soldiers to a hospital in Naples. The wound after one week of injury. The wound margins are refreshed. The wound edges are stitched. Removal of stitches after eight days. The soldier smokes a cigarette after recovering.
View of American destroyers (DD) in Naples Harbor. A United States Navy officer on bridge. Landing Craft Infantry (LCI) in Naples Harbor. A Destroyer Escort (DE) lays smoke screen on water. View of landing crafts (LC). Formations of planes. DE, DD & YMS in Naples Harbor. LST tow barrage balloons. YMS leaves Naples Harbor.
Ruins in Naples, Italy. Arrow sign of Naples. U.S. personnel in army jeep outside a building. Pedestrians along a street. Demolished buildings and bomb destruction from World War 2 bombing. Traffic on road and a building in background. View of Naples harbor. A ship underway in sea. Mountains behind shoreline.
Equipment and activities of engineers in Naples, Italy. A ruined city showing harbors, damaged ships, damaged buildings and debris. Wreckage in Naples harbor. Supplies being unloaded at repaired docks. Workers repair a wall. Engineers restore Naples water supply system. People receive water from pipe lines. Views of the Volturno River. The Volturno River is bridged.
Typhus epidemic strikes the city of Naples during World War II. Members of American Typhus control crew give DDT (Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane) dustings to prisoners in a local jail. An ambulance moves out of a 'Delousing Service Depot' in Naples. Dusting crew on a rail road car. Crew from U.S. flying squadrons delouse children. Booster shots are given to U.S. military personnel. A policeman and a civilian. A chart shows the number of patients before delousing and vaccination and the fall in the number of patients after delousing and vaccination. Italian people and children on streets. Various views of Naples.