War damaged buildings in Venice, Italy after World War II. Aerial view of a harbor in Venice. Damaged buildings and ruins. A man near wreckage. Men in boats. A man rows a boat under a bridge. Containers carried on a boat. American soldiers aboard a boat. St. Mark's Campanile at St. Mark's Basilica on Piazza San Marco. People including two soldiers feed birds.
Scenes of Venice at end of World War 2, in Europe. Closeup of Gondolier propelling boat with his pole. View of two men and a wo man, passengers in a gondola, propelled by two gondoliers, one in front and one in the rear. It passes by walled gardens in background. A group of passengers in a large gondola, with two gondoliers, passing by striped poles along edge of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. A steel bridge spanning across the canal. A motorboat passes, filled with armed Italian Partisans, flying an Italian flag. Gondola containing several British 8th Army men looking up at sights. View of Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of Saint Mary of Health).British soldiers standing on pavement in front of the Basilica with two Italian children beside them. A hotel displaying British and American flags. (The stars on the American flag are not configured correctly. It was probably locally made.) British soldiers at another hotel, next door, called "Grande Albergo." They relax on patio in the sun. One distributes mail to the others.
Rise of Benito Mussolini after World War I and taking Italy to World War II. Benito Mussolini and the Blackshirts parade in Rome when the Fascist Party comes to power after ousting Italian Prime Minister Luigi Facta in October 1922. Civilians of Benito Mussolini's Fascist Party parade in the 'March on Rome' when Mussolini takes over the government. Cheering civilians surround Mussolini as he exits from a building. The Blackshirts parade. Mussolini speaks from a balcony. A large crowd gives the Fascist salute at one of Mussolini's mass meetings. Members of the Fascist Youth parade on the streets. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler deplanes in Venice and meets Italian Prime Minister Mussolini for the first time. Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gian Galeazzo Ciano and Mussolini and staff review troops. Mussolini shakes hands with Hitler, surrounded by Italian notables. A Royal Box at a ceremony shows Hitler, Mussolini, King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and the Queen of Italy. An Italian tank review near Rome's Colosseum. Italian crack troops goose-step past the Royal Box for Hitler to review. The Munich Conference shows Hitler, Mussolini, Prime Minister of France Eduard Daladier, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain among others. Mussolini signs the Munich Pact. A crowd massed near the Victor Emmanuel Memorial acclaim Mussolini after his return from Munich.
Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini's declaration of war during World War II. A crowd assembled in Venice, Italy to hear the dictator's declaration of war. Dictator Benito Mussolini speaks from a balcony.
British troops of the Eight Army, fill several gondolas for rides along the canals of Venice, during furlough, at end of World War 2 (in Europe). The gondoliers stand in the rear of each boat and propel and maneuver them with long poles. Views of buildings along the canals and of bridge under which the boats pass. Another segment shows a steam-powered tour boat moving rapidly along a canal. In change of scene, shot from a gondola,Italian civilians are seen standing in a large gondola (taxi) moving along a canal. Italians are also seen seated in a normal size gondola underway. More views of buildings lining canals, including the Hotel Canal Grande. Another gondola carrying three British soldiers, passes the camera. A large powered tour boat passes, with Allied troops aboard, flying the American flag.
Transworld Airways Lockheed Constellation airliner arriving from New York City and Shannon,Ireland. It taxis to parking ramp at Orly Airport, Paris, France. Closeup of another airliner shutting down on the ramp. Passengers walk across the ramp and under the tail of an Air France plane, on their way to the terminal building. They are greeted by a band of men in red huntsmen uniforms playing hunting horns. A railroad train in a picturesque setting. Patrons relaxing on a cafe terrace, at an Italian train station, as an electrified train pulls in. An excursion boat draws near to Chillon Castle On Lake Geneva Switzerland. More views of the castle, from its footpath. Ancient Greek ruins near the Mediterranean Sea. Saint Mark’s Basilica on St. Mark’s Square in the city of Venice, Italy. Many visitors walking in the square, and a flock of pigeons taking flight. The Palace of Versailles, viewed from behind statues in the garden. Chartes Cathedral, Chartres, France. St Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy. Views of Copenhagen, Denmark, including the Little Mermaid statue. A man rowing a boat on a lake in the Alps Mountains. Snow-covered mountains. Trains running in the mountains. Border guards of Italy and Switzerland on their respective sides of their mutual border at a train station. A train transiting the border. A volkswagen car and other vehicles being processed at a German border crossing.