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.
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.
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.
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".
Allied Army enters Rome, Italy during World War II. Italian civilians gathered along a road and some of them walk down a street. American tanks and trucks move on the streets of Rome. Three Allied soldiers in a horse drawn carriage. A military jeep with children around it and the Monument of Victor Emmanuel II in Rome. American soldiers talk to Italian civilians. American tanks and trucks move past an Italian policeman and the Monument of Victor Emmanuel II in the background. American enlisted men talk to Italian civilians. A sign on a truck reads 'Rome Beer Express, to 5th Army, compliments PBS'. Civilians and soldiers on the streets of Rome after the liberation from Nazi rule. An Allied soldier rides a carriage with Italian girls seated in it. Soldiers in a jeep take pictures. A sign on a building reads 'A morte Mussolini'.