Italian dignitaries enter the conference hall of the Salerno Municipio building in Salerno Italy. Marshal Pietro Badoglio along with other government officials and dignitaries take seats around the conference table. Dignitaries greet and shake hands with each other. They include Sforza, Togliatti, Croce, Rodino, Mancini.
Salerno,Italy. Newly installed Italian government leaders convene. Cabinet Ministers Benedetto Croce, Palmitro Togliatti and Count Carlo Sforza, along with two others, converse in the lobby of the Salerno Municipio building. Other dignitaries moving in background. One of them smokes a cigarette while conversing.
Allied invasion at Salerno, Italy, during 2nd World War. Scenes of U.S. Sherman tanks, military vehicles and troops, moving easily through Sicily. Animated map depicts allied invasion routes from Bizerte, North Africa, to two points on opposite sides of Italy mainland. Convoys emerge from smoke screens in bay of Salerno, Italy. Allied warship creating heavy black smoke screen. Decks of LSTs crammed with trooops and vehicles. Allied warships bombard Salerno coastline. Commandos, Rangers and Seabees, in first assault wave are targets of German guns and dive bombers. Pontoon boat dropped from LST, with 35 Seabees aboard, strikes a mine, and is destroyed, setting off conflagration on the LST. Other LSTs (Landing Ship Tank) discharging vehicles to the beach over floating causeways, under enemy fire. Destroyed U.S. Sherman tanks, vehicles and a U.S. P-40 aircraft , litter the beach. A Seabee uses semaphore flags to direct an LST to beach area. Seabees build shelters for war materiel and dressing stations where allied wounded are treated. Seabees continue to unload supplies to beachhead. Brief view of Lieutenant General Mark Clark, 5th Army commander, on the beachhead. Allied casualties being tended. Stretcher bearers carry wounded. Allied troops advancing on roads in Italy. Admiral Moreell, chief of the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Yards and Docks, concludes narration of the Seabee documentary, from his office in Washington, DC
Salerno Beach in Salerno, Italy. Views of trucks and British troops on a Landing Ship Tank (LST), men looking from the deck sides. Ship reaches the beach at Salerno. Enemy tracer bullets visible at night. British Supermarine Spitfire aircraft flying overhead. View of the LST2 captain, John P. Horgan, together with Randolph Churchill (Major Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer Churchill), son of Winston Churchill. Randolph Churchill observes the action through binoculars while smoking a cigarette and talking to the LST captain. On deck of a ship view of a German Prisoner of War and an American soldier playing chess and several other soldiers, some American and some British, standing by watching. U.S. military guards with German POWs on the beaches at Salerno.
Allied troops obtain beaches in the European Theater during World War II. Animation showing invasion route in Italy. A beachhead in Italy. Allied troops coming up onto a shore. Jeeps, marines and various other equipment on a beach. Temporary bridges erected out to the landing craft. Tanks being driven. A landing craft anchored off shore. Hill position, Salerno beach and Salerno town in Italy. Bombs exploding. Bombs exploding near a U.S. landing craft out in water. The landing craft sinks. U.S. freighters and a landing craft in water. Bombs exploding in water all around the ships. U.S. ships burning off shore. Tanks coming up from a shore. A tank driving through Salerno. Italian civilians and soldiers cheering the entry of American troops. The deck of an LST (Landing ship Tank) showing equipment as it approaches the shore.
General Mark W Clark during World War II in Salerno, Italy. General Clark with others, British General Richardson, Major General Alfred Gruenther standing and discussing. All the army personnel along with General Clark walk away and meet the other army personnel standing in a row. General Clark congratulates the soldiers of 82nd Airborne Division. Monsignor Francesco Cuazzo of Maria del Granta Monastery thanking General Gruenther for the contribution in repairing the old church. General Clark receives a jewel as a token of gratitude from the Monastery service men.