Heavy U.S. 5th Army vehicle traffic through Mignano, Italy, during World War II.
Mignano Italy Date:1943 Duration:2 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. 5th Army trucks carrying mules, drive through the center of war-torn Mignano, Italy., during World War 2. An MP (Military Policeman) stands in center of the intersection, directing traffic. The trucks drive past an Agip (Azienda Generale Italiana Petroli) gas station and war damaged buildings. Other army vehicles pass through the square on intersecting roads. A different view shows empty Army stake trucks moving past an open muddy area where a bulldozer and another vehicle are parked and a U.S sentry is posted. Scene shifts to Italians working on the remains of a destroyed building. Army trucks continue to drive through the MP-controlled intersection. A small donkey stands by a tree. Four local men and women picnic in the shade from building remains. Italian soldiers, standing in the back of a partially open truck, ride past the camera. More army trucks come through the town, carrying horses and mules, Closeups of the animals in the open trucks. An Italian soldier rides with mules, on one of trucks. Army trucks are seen parked in various places off the roads. Closeup of the MP directing traffic. His 5th Army shoulder patch is clearly visible. He uses hand signals and a whistle to direct traffic. The four Italians seen picnicking, earlier, are now in a sunny spot, outdoors, with their kitchen implements. Two troop trucks pass carrying a few soldiers, and towing damaged heavy field guns. Several Italian soldiers are seen in the second vehicle. More jeeps and trucks pass the MP at the intersection.
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