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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
 
 
Italian police officers battle with rioters on streets in Rome, Italy.

Riots in Rome, Italy. A huge crowd of civilians on streets. Rioters with flags in hand. Italian police officers control the crowd. The rioters battle with police officials on the streets.

Date: 1955
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Pope Pius XII attends a gathering of American Bishops at the Pontifical North American College, in Rome, italy

View of the Janiculum campus of the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy. Francis Cardinal Spellman, of New York, stepping from a car accompanied by Bishops. Other American Bishops arriving. Pope Pius XII arriving with entourage of officials and Vatican guards. The Pope enters a sanctuary and proceeds down an aisle to the altar, where he prays momentarily, then turns around and blesses those in attendance. Views from high above in rear of church. Group of young priests kneel at the altar. The Pope and entourage proceed down the halls of the College. Cardinals and Bishops mingle with one another and with priests and nuns, some of whom stoop to kiss Cardinal Spellman's ring. Pope Pius XII continues his walk along the halls, blessing those around as he passes. Vatican guard salutes as the Pope departs in a car.

Date: 1955
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
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
 
 
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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