Newly organized Italian Army celebrates a mass in Trieste, Italy. Soldiers of the Army stand in a squad. A priest prays. They hold guns and stand at attention. The soldiers march forward and take an oath as they swear to the Italian flag.
Protests in the Balkan Peninsula as troops withdraw from Trieste as it is handed over to Italy. Yugoslavs vow to never give up Trieste as United States and British troops prepare to withdraw. Italians see the raising of their flag for the first time since 1945. View of Yugoslavs with protest signs behind a barbed wire boundary. Men march with flags. In Belgrade, protestors storm the American embassy, following defiant speeches in which Marshall Tito threatens to invade Trieste.
Germans in Europe during World War II. Recruits from Dutch workers and ceremony of handing over shovel: Dutch worker, service recruits stand in a line and receive patriotically, symbolic shovels. They parade along with shovels. A Greek priest celebrates mass and natives perform a dance during Serbian festival. Sailboats race off Malaga, Spain. Czechoslovakia soldiers ski in the Carpathians. German torpedo boats, equipped with twin anti-aircraft guns. A French fishing boat at sea. Crewman watch through binoculars. French fleet at sea in distance. Drive off an enemy plane. German techniques being used. Newly organized Italian army units celebrate Mass in Trieste, Italy and take an oath to the Italian flag.
French Brigadier General Giuseppe Garibaldi II (serving France, but of Italian descent), is presented with the red pavilion of the City of Trieste, Italy, during World War 1. Dignitaries gather at the steps of a building.
Discussion of advances in Italy's transportation system. Hundreds of bridges have been built. Also seen is the Port of Trieste and advances in shipping and shipbuilding.
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.