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Italian mountain troops (Alpini) recover remains of victims from crash of USAF C-47 in French-Italian Alps

Italian Alpini recovering bodies of victims from United States Air Force aircraft C-47 which crashed in French Italian Alps, on October 24, 1954, while on a flight from Rome, Italy, to Lyon, France. The crash site is at 8,500 feet on Mount Carbonè, in Northern Maritime Alps,near Limone Piemonte, Cuneo, France. Italian Alpini (mountain troops) lead mules laden with bodies of crash victims, in canvas bags, down a mountain path. They are seen placing one such canvas bag into a coffin. A U.S. and an Italian officer then drape it with an American flag and Alpini pallbearers carry it to a waiting vehicle and gently place it on board. An Italian Alpini honor guard presents arms and its commander salutes.

Date: 1954, October
Duration: 1 min 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied troops enter the city and people celebrate and pray in Rome, Italy during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops liberate Rome, Italy and receive a warm welcome from Italian civilians during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944, June 4
Duration: 2 min 24 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Civilians cheer as the Allied troops enter Rome Italy after liberating it from the German army.

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".

Date: 1944, June 15
Duration: 4 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Vladimir Kuts of Russia wins the 5000 meter race at Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy.

Relay race at the Olympic stadium in Rome, Italy. Participants run on the ground while crowd cheers for them. Vladimir Kuts of Russia wins the 5000 meter race in world record time.

Date: 1954, October 17
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Newsreel 'Latest films of war in Italy' shows progress of Allied forces advancing toward Rome in World War 2

Aerial views of United States Army Air Force fighter planes and B-17 bomber aircraft seen in flight, including close-up aerial views looking down on B-17 in flight. Writing on nose of one B-17 appears to say "Hustlin Hussy". Views of American bombing on the German supply lines outside of Rome Italy during World War 2. U.S. planes bomb railroad marshaling yards near Rome. Allied forces cover the Mediterranean Sea. Explosions seen on ground as filmed from Allied aircraft over head. Fifth United States Army advance from the Anzio beachheads toward Rome. General Mark Clark in aircraft as he inspects the operation via aerial view. Close up views of General Mark Clark after he exits air plane to inspect operations. U.S. 5th Army troops on the ground bombard German positions with mortars and artillery. Explosions seen along German lines. American soldiers seen passing through small bombed-out villages in Italy. Group of Italian citizen refugees greet American troops. German prisoners of war who have surrendered are marched in Italy, including many being marched double time. They are seen being loaded into the same invasion ships that brought the Allied forces to Italy.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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