Gifts given to traffic policemen in Rome, Italy. A historical building in the background. People crowd on a street. A man gives gifts to the traffic police. The gifts are kept at the center of the road in a growing pile beside a policeman on duty. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret sightsee in Rome, Italy. They visit the archaeological site of Ostia Antica in Rome. They are followed by few officials and a crowd. The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret then visit Villa Borghese. They descend the steps of Villa Borghese. A fountain in Villa Borghese gardens. Queen Elizabeth poses with a man.
50th flight celebration of Max Conrad in Italy. The plane lands. Amateur airman Max Conrad disembarks from the plane after his 50th flight. He makes the record of 5000 mile non stop flight from Chicago to Rome in a light,single engine plane. During the celebration a man presents a garland and a bouquet to Conrad. A lady kisses him. Conrad walks with his family and friends.
Rome's elite motorcycle police stage a spectacular demonstration of precision drill and free-wheeling at fancy patterns in Italy. Italian President, high dignitaries and cheering spectators watch in delight.
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.
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".