Allied Military Government efforts to rebuild Sicily after capturing it from Axis forces during World War 2. Italian men needing employnent board an open truck for transport to a job site. Workers standing with American soldiers preparing to work. A huge crowd of men pushing and shoving outside an Allied Military Government (AMG) labor hiring headquarters where they were offered decent wages to begin rebuilding after the war's destruction. Italian men, as well as American soldiers, rebuilding roads in the Alpine region of Italy, where German forces had destroyed them as they withdrew. U.S. Army engineers using a bulldozer, to clear and smooth a road. A large dump truck spreading new gravel for a highway bed. A team of workers manning a cable to pull down a damaged portion of a building. A British Army officer and a Colonial soldier in a turban, set explosive charges to destroy a bomb-damaged building. They detonate the charges and bring down the entire large building. Bulldozers at work on huge piles of rubble. A steam shovel being employed to clear large piles of debris. Men at work in Palermo, to clear entire streets buried in rubble. Men clearing rubble near piles of twisted steel building girders. Rubble being moved by horse-drawn carts and dumped into the sea. Italian masons at work building new homes and refurbishing old ones. In views three months after the original Allied landing in Sicily during July,1943, Palermo is seen well on the way to restoration. School children, including girls with brooms, walking to a place needing cleanup. Views of them cleaning steps and windows. Citizens picking up debris from streets and sidewalks. A man using a hose to clean a street and sidewalk in the city.
Aftermath of Allied bombing over Palermo, Sicily, Italy during World War II. A bulldozer clears debris in a street. Damaged buildings in Palermo. A damaged church. A heap of rubble and a damaged building in the background.
Aftermath of Allied bombing over Palermo, Sicily, Italy during World War II. Wrecked seaplanes at a harbor in Palermo. Damaged buildings at the harbor.
Ruins in Palermo, Sicily, Italy during World War2. Damage and debris around the harbor in Palermo. A beached ship shows a large hole in the side of the ship. U.S. troops look at the hole. An explosion on a damaged building. Black smoke billows up from ammunition being detonated on a field. Monte-Pellegrino is visible in background of some scenes.
Damage caused by Allied bombings in Palermo, Sicily, Italy during World War II. Wrecked ships and vessels in a harbor. A sentry stands on guard in the foreground. Damaged buildings near a water front. Men walk past them. A large undamaged dry dock and the city of Palermo in the background.
Ruins in Palermo, Sicily, Italy during World War 2. A drawing of Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. Damaged buildings around the damaged harbor of Palermo. Wrecked ships and debris. U.S. troops mill around. Damaged and fire gutted buildings. A scraper cleans away the debris. Military men also clean the debris. Monte-Pellegrino visible in background of some scenes.