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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Major events of the year 1953. First atomic artillery test fired in United States. A mushroom cloud rises after the M65 Atomic Cannon, sometimes called Atomic Annie, is fired and atomic bomb explodes. Riots in East Germany against the increase in work quotas and withholding of American food. People protest in streets as police try to crush the revolt. Students riot in the streets of a city along the Adriatic coast over the issue of Adriatic area between Italy and Yugoslavia.