U.S. ground forces enter Italy after bombing behind enemy lines and cutting off the transport of enemy supplies.
Rome Italy Date:1944 Duration:6 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
The Map of Italy shows blockage of railway line in Italy as a part of Operation Strangle. Aircraft P-47 in flight over Italian farm countries strafes railroad, trains and trucks on road. Explosions on the ground. P-47 fires rockets on ground targets. Pilot in P-47. Group of P-47 in flight overhead. Smoke rises from burning P-47 in fields. Men watch while it burns. Dead pilot taken on stretcher. P-47s in flight over Italy. P-47 strafing vehicles on road. The Map of Italy shows the United States armies stationed at Anzio and Cassino. The U.S. troops, tanks and other vehicles arrive in Rome. Civilians in streets and buildings. Destroyed and wrecked enemy equipment and vehicles in town. U.S. soldiers move ahead on road in jeep. Wrecked German trains. U.S. troops advance and pass by wrecked bridges. Ruins of bridges after attack by P-47s under Operation Strangle. Wrecked German vehicles and dead men. P-47s in flight. Man on look out post at Alto Air Base. Men drink and sing at clubhouse in Alto Air Base.
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