Italy Date:1944, May Duration:1 min 26 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy during World War 2. Film opens showing a Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk aircraft of USAAF 315th Fighter Squadron in flight over Monte Cassino, in clear weather. View from interior of an aircraft as it maneuvers, following another unidentified warplane. Scene shifts to explosions from allied bombing at Monte Cassino. Large explosions and heavy black smoke rises from the town, itself, and the base of the mountain. Camera view is from nearby mountain. The entire area becomes obscured by smoke. More views of bombs striking. Brief glimpse of North American B-25 Mitchell bomber from USAAF 340th Bomb Group, dropping bombs at Monte Cassino. View from a fighter plane cockpit as it dives down over smoke rising from bombing of the Montecassino Abbey. View of a P-40 in clear air (same as opening shot in this film). Glimpse of more bombing.
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