The Wright Brothers promote their airplane through an exhibition flight in Rome, Italy in 1909. Italian soldiers assist with the removal of the Wright aircraft from a storage building. The Wright aircraft takes off from a launching rail. An Italian officer accompanies Wilbur Wright on the flight. Italian King Victor Emmanuel III and members of cabinet stand on an airfield and watch the show. Several of the spectators take pictures of the aircraft in flight. The aircraft goes down the rail, takes off, flies over a flat terrain and continues its flight.
Group of Military personnel and civilians walking away from the hangar building in Rome, Italy. Military leaders precede the King, his family and members of the cabinet. The removal of original Wright aircraft from Hangar building in Italy. Italian soldier assists in operation. The King, Military and civilian leaders inspecting the aircraft. Italian soldiers moving plane about to the starting point, men pull props on the same. Wilbur Wright makes adjustments on the aircraft engine. Wilbur Wright and Italian Army officers sitting at controls of the Wright aircraft. Launching of the aircraft from launching rail. Plane encircling over a small hill in area and coming in low across the open field, directly over camera. Spectators watching the aircraft. Members of party taking pictures of the same.
Wright aircraft stationary, Wilbur Wright standing besides the aircraft engine. Military and civilian spectators standing near the aircraft. Wilbur Wright posing for a picture. Aircraft to be launched. Wilbur Wright and Italian Army officer sitting in the control section. First motion picture from an airplane. Starting from the moment of launching from the launching rail. Flight over the open field and farm land. Flight towards a large walled-in-ruins.
Allied campaign in Italy during World War II. Allied troops and equipment advance on a road to Rome. Various street signs on the way read Rome. A map of Italy. Deserted streets of Rome as the Nazis withdraw. Allied troops enter Rome and civilians celebrate their liberation. Newspaper headlines about the liberation of Rome. Pope Pius XII addresses a large gathering from a balcony in the Vatican City. People pray. People gathered around dead soldiers. A soldier removes his gear and helmet as he enters a church. A church bell rings.
A film titled 'Liberation of Rome' shows the arrival of Allied troops in Rome, Italy and the end of Fascist rule during World War II. On June 4, 1944: Allied soldiers on the streets of Rome as people celebrate their liberation. Soldiers loaded on M4 Sherman tanks move past large crowds. The American flag. A Scots pipe band plays as they march through the throng. Allied soldiers move past the Colosseum, Victor Emmanuel Memorial and the Piazza Venezia. People gathered in large numbers on the streets to celebrate the liberation of Rome. A sign reads ' War staff room Combined chiefs of staff '. Past events depict Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. at a meeting as they discuss the plan to liberate Italy from Fascist control. Animated map depicts Allied operations in North Africa and the invasion of Sicily. Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini reviews troops. Nazi aircraft take off from an airfield in Italy. German StuG III Assault Guns and Pz.III & Pz.IV tanks being transported on railroad flatcars.
Liberation of Rome, Italy from German forces by Allied troops. Opening scenes are of German occupation of Rome earlier in the war during winter campaign, and German forces marching British and American captured allied forces through the streets of Rome. Coliseum seen in background as Allied forces are marched by German armed guards. Buildings along the sides of the street. Rubbled buildings and wrecked equipment in the city. German Field Marshall Albert Kesselring looking through field glasses at battlefield. Smoke arises due to firing and bombardment from the Allied and the German army. Heavy artillery is fired including German 280mm cannon. After Germans retreat, the U.S. forces of the 5th Army enter Rome in triumph. U.S. Army General Mark Clark enters with other officers and soldiers in the city. Civilians cheering and applauding. U.S. troops and tanks passing through the city. Bells of Saint Peters basilica ringing. A large crowd gathers near the basilica. Pope Pius XII addressing the crowd. Prince Umberto II of Italy arrives in front of the crowd. Crowd cheering and applauding. American soldiers queue to enjoy real beer served from wooden barrels, made from supplies shipped from the United States. Smiling soldiers fill metal cups with beer. Wrecked railroad marshalling yards in Civitavecchia Italy are seen, as U.S. Army soldiers inspect an abandoned large German Krupp K5 rail gun (Krupp 28-cm-Kanone 5 (E). The gun shown here is either "Robert" or "Leopold" as termed by the Germans, also known by Allied names "Anzio Annie" or "Anzio Express".