British Eighth Army soldiers in gondolas visit canals and important places in Venice at end of World War II in Europe
Venice Italy Date:1945, May 4 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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