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United States Army Air Forces bombers bombard Siena, Italy and provide air support to U.S. 5th Army during World War II.

USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) squadron provides air support to U.S. 5th Army in Siena, Italy during World War II. Animated map of Italy highlights Siena. USAAF bombers taxi and take off from an air strip. A formation of bombers in the sky over Siena. Bombs are dropped over Siena on 11th April, 1944. Smoke billows up from explosions.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A horse race on a track in Siena, Italy.

The famous Palio di Siena bareback horse race held at the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy. Horses and riders come out of a building and enter the Piazza. Jockeys riding the horses. A huge crowd gathered to watch the race. One of the jockeys falls off of his horse and manages to move to safety at the edge of the course.

Date: 1930, July 2
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
People perform acrobatics during best "banner" thrower competition at "Palio" Anniversary at a square in Siena, Italy.

People perform acrobatics with silken flags during best "banner" thrower competition at "Palio" Anniversary at a square in Siena, Italy. Drum and band masters on side. People dressed as soldiers. Large crowd gathers. A horse race goes on at Piazza del Campo.

Date: 1931, July 13
Duration: 1 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various Allied Generals assume new commands in Italy during December, 1944, World War II.

On 12 December, 1944, at an airport in Naples, Italy, British General Sir Henry Nathan Wilson inspects an honor guard of American Military Policemen in formation. (Narrator states he is en route to replace the late Field Marshal Sir John Dill, in Washington, DC, USA) A contingent of British troops is also present as part of the honor guard, on the wet airport tarmac. (Narrator states that Wilson will head the British Joint Staff Mission and be personal military representative for Prime Minister Winston Churchill.) He approaches a line of U.S. military officers who salute him. Closeup of General Wilson With U.S. Army Air Forces Lieutenant General Ira C. Eaker, next to U.S. Vice Admiral Kent Hewitt. Also with them (back to camera) is British Admiral Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham, Commander-in-Chief for the Mediterranean Fleet. Next, General Wilson and his party are seen boarding a British Avro York four-engine Heavy Transport aircraft. View from the ground, of the aircraft cockpit and the engines running as it taxis out for takeoff. Change of scene shows troops gathered in open air battlefield environment. General Mark Clark, now Commander-in-Chief of the Allied 15th Army Group, decorates some members of the 5th Army, as General Lucian King Truscott Jr. (new 5th Army Commander) stands by his side. General Clark says farewell to members of the 5th Army and shakes hands with many of them. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1944, December 12
Duration: 1 min 2 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
On 8 December, 1944, U.S. soldiers test a new type rocket launcher at Viareggio, Italy, during World War II

U.S. soldiers insert charges into rockets and then load them into a multi-barrel rocket launcher mounted on a 37mm gun carriage, set up on the shore at Viareggio, Italy in World War 2. They load the 4.5 mm rockets into the firing tubes. Next the rockets are seen being fired by a soldier from a remote position. (Ordnance and Artillery Sections of the U.S. 5th Army developed this rocket launcher.)

Date: 1944, December 8
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Republcan Thomas E. Dewey and incumbent Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, compete in 1944 U.S. Presidential election during World War II

The 1944 U.S. Presidential election in 1944, during World War 2. Newsboy hawks newspaper extra edition, with headline referring to "Nip and Tuck" race. View of Times Square in Manhattan, New York City, at twilight, as lights begin to turn on. Wooden barricades seen set up in front of some establishments to protect against damage from large crowds anticipated as election returns come in. Moving illuminated sign on the Times building reads: "Nearly 45 per cent of Bronx and Manhattan voters said to have cast ballots." Two men look up at the sign. Officials open a voting machine and begin to report information. At another location officials remove paper ballots from their precinct box. A radio announcer reviewing results and reporting them over the air. A woman is seen entering voter returns in chalk, on a national tote board. Citizens gathered to watch results. American soldier listening to results over a radio, in Italy and France. Newscasters reporting on radio as the returns come in. An American family seated in their living room listening to voting returns reports on their radio. Crowds surging in Times Square as returns indicate likely victory for Roosevelt. Crowd in Times Square including many American service members in uniform.

Date: 1944, November 7
Duration: 3 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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