Benito Mussolini holds cabinet meeting. German Marshal Rommel and his staff inspect defenses in Italy.
Italy Date:1943 Duration:1 min 56 sec Sound:Yes
Benito Mussolini head of the Italian Social Republic, meets with his cabinet. Among notables attending the cabinet meeting, are Defense Minister Marshal Rodolfo Graziani and Cabinet vice-chairman, Francesco Maria Barracu who confer before the meeting and with Mussolini during the meeting. Scene shifts to Marshal Graziani being greeted by German military officers as he enters a building to confer with Marshal Erwin Rommel and his staff who were sent to oversee the bolstering of Italian defenses. Marshal Graziani confers with the German officers. Marshal Rommel bids him farewell as he leaves the building. Rommel and accompanying German staff officers leave in a car to inspect Italian defenses. They observe Italian workers building concrete fortifications. They visit sites where a German sentry is seen walking along a fortification wall and German troops are seen manning a variety of heavy guns in coastal defenses.
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