Italian Alpini recovering bodies of victims from United States Air Force aircraft C-47 which crashed in French Italian Alps, on October 24, 1954, while on a flight from Rome, Italy, to Lyon, France. The crash site is at 8,500 feet on Mount Carbonè, in Northern Maritime Alps,near Limone Piemonte, Cuneo, France. Italian Alpini (mountain troops) lead mules laden with bodies of crash victims, in canvas bags, down a mountain path. They are seen placing one such canvas bag into a coffin. A U.S. and an Italian officer then drape it with an American flag and Alpini pallbearers carry it to a waiting vehicle and gently place it on board. An Italian Alpini honor guard presents arms and its commander salutes.
Descriptions of Axis forces and intentions in an American produced propaganda film. Animated map shows Japan. Emperor Hirohito inspects Japanese Troops. Troops bow down in front of the emperor. Group of Japanese women also bow down to the emperor. Masses of German citizens at packed rallies in Germany, crowded with people cheering Nazi leadership. Military demonstrations in Axis countries with military forces in their respective uniforms in each country and masses of decorated flags carried high. Picture of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Emperor Hirohito. Adolf Hitler addressing Reichstag in an animated speech with much gesticulating calling on Germans to follow him and he'll 'make them masters of the world.' Mussonlini speaking to a gathered crowd and rallying support for the fascist cause. Hirohito speaking and Japanese forces answering with "bonzai" shouts. View of Axis government buildings in various cities: The Reichstag in Berlin, the House of Deputies in Rome, and the Diet in Tokyo. Legislatures in each country cheering their leaders as they speak. German ditch digging crew listens to military foreman and shouts heil Hitler. German brown shirts approach a residence and use butt of gun to force entry. Italian Soldiers raising daggers or bayonets up high and also placing their helmets atop bayonets on rifles. Newspaper headline reads 'Hitler executes more Anti-Nazi Leaders'. Dramatized depiction of slaying of socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti in Italy in 1924 by fascists, and Viscount Saito in Tokyo in February 1936. More headlines of other anti-Axis leaders. Views of large cathedrals from street level. People praying in church - a woman praying the rosary and an elderly man praying. German Doctor Alfred Rosenberg speaking in 1938 and decrying organized religion. Newspaper headlines recount mistreatment, imprisonment, and slaying of religious leaders. German Doctor Goebbels speaks over a microphone. German leader Julius Streicher speaking in 1935.
Italian air force joins allies at North Korba Airdrome in Cape Bon, Italy. 31 Italian planes bring their own ground crews and doctors. Italian planes in flight. Planes take off from airfield. An officer salutes as he disembarks. Ground crew disembark from the Italian planes. Ground crew and doctors talk to Captain Francesco Aurelio Di Bella. Captain Di Bella drinks water. Ground crew and doctors seated in truck and truck driven. They eat food. 2nd Lieutenant Fulvio Andrei, fighter pilot, interviewed. Captain Francesco Aurelio Di Bella, one of Italy's torpedo bomber aces, interviewed.
Evacuation of personnel from and delivery of emergency supplies to Bludenz, Austria after the avalanche disaster of 13th January, 1954. A man walks past a building. Men ride a horse drawn sledge. Men shovel snow from a rooftop. People walk about in the street. A chained tractor wheel skids in snow. A black flag is flown to honor those who died in the avalanche. A stone statue.
U.S. 9th Army Air Force aerial views of B-25 bombers dropping bombs over Pratica di Mare airfield. Several bomber aircraft flying over the airfield. Views of bombs dropping and impact on targets. Tail section of an aircraft visible. The airfield contained new 5-motor German bombers.
Italian partisans execute Mussolini. Body of Mussolini on a street of the village Giulino di Mezzegra in Italy. Italian soldiers near his body. Early pictures of Mussolini from 1938 to 1943. Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in 1943. Pictures of Mussolini some time before his death.