American Lieutenant General Mark Wayne Clark accompanied by General Lukas and General Dody reviews the 2nd Moroccan Division troops in Sant'Angelo d'Alife in Italy. Guards, band and troops of the 2nd Moroccan Division exhibit a parade in the review. The troops march with their bayonets raised high. The band plays and the armed troops salute as the Generals review from a raised platform.
American Lieutenant General Mark Wayne Clark accompanied by General Lukas and General Dody arrives at the 2nd Moroccan Division Headquarters in Sant'Angelo d'Alife in Italy. The Generals inspect the headquarter platoon and leave in their jeeps.
Scenes of Rome and American Army officers on leave there during World War 2. Views including St Angelo Bridge and castle (Castel Sant'Angelo) at the Tiber River. People riding bicycles over the bridge. Statue of an angel, by sculptor Pieter Verschaffelt. St Peters Basilica and Square. Sign proclaiming neutral territory of the Vatican (in Italian and English). The sign reads ' Neutral state of Vatican. Admission of military vehicles not allowed.' A sign reads '322 service group'. U.S. Army officers, in uniform, pose as they smoke cigarettes, wearing overseas caps and smiling. An officer pretends to count money, posing in front of a sign in the background reading ' Finance office 322nd service group.' Unidentified U.S. Army officers smoking cigarettes and posing for photographs in front of flowering shrubs in Rome.
The Allied Campaign in Italy during World War II. The campaign begins on September 23,1943. British 8th Army troops get onto ships . British 8th Army Commander General Bernard Montgomery. British soldiers land in Calabria, Italy. 8th Army troops advance. Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower aboard a ship. The Italian fleet surrenders. U.S. 5th Army soldiers loaded in a ship under the command of U.S. Army General Mark Clark as they head for Salerno, Italy. Allied aircraft provide a cover to the convoy underway at sea. German soldiers and equipment in Salerno. Allied troops land at a beach as the Germans open a heavy fire. Explosions occur at the beach. Allied naval guns are fired at German positions. Nazi aircraft attack to disrupt Allied landings. Royal Air Force and B-17s of the U.S. 9th Air Force aircraft in flight. Aerial view of bombs exploding on German positions. Dead soldiers at the beach. 8th Army soldiers advance inland. Artillery being fired. General Mark Clark with the soldiers after gaining the beachhead. 8th and 5th Army soldiers advance into Italy. A map depicts the position of Foggia, an Allied stronghold.
Interior of B-24 aircraft. Muzzle of .50 caliber gun. Waist gun window and gun sight. B-24 aircraft flying. View of B24D "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in flight (SN 41-11913 of the 98th Bombardment Group, the B-24 Liberator unit nicknamed the "Pyramidiers". This aircraft went down May 1, 1943 after flying into another aircraft in a cloud). Front part of B-24 over muzzle of .50 cal gun. Aerial views of B-24s flying. B-24 named "The Witch" seen (SN 41-11840 of the 98th BG "Pyramiders". This aircraft was lost August 1, 1943 in Operation Tidal Wave raid of Ploiesti Romania oil refineries). Artwork on both of the above "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and "The Witch" was painted by Amos Nicholson. Clip closes with echelon of three B-24s seen. Footage shot during return to base following bombing mission over Naples and Messina, Italy.
Scenes of a funeral procession in Alife, Italy. The procession passes through ruined buildings. Mourners and bands follow the hearse (horse carriage). Children along road side watch as the procession passes.