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.
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.
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.
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.