U.S. Army trucks moving along a paved mountain road in Volturno River valley region of Italy during World War 2. Sign at the road reads: "Road under direct observation and Artillery Fire. Keep 100 yds interval." U.S. troops gathered at roadside are passed by a jeep and a light truck with a protected anti-aircraft gun mounted in its back. Army signal corps soldiers installing telephone wires on an existing Italian pole. A peaceful valley pasture is disturbed by German artillery shells bursting in it. American army gunners firing a 105mm howitzers at German positions. A cluster of the shells bursting on a distant hillside. U.S. 155mm long tom guns being loaded and fired from camouflaged position in trees, and from under a camouflage netting. The shells exploding and raising white smoke along the base of hill overlooking the valley. Various views of the 155s firing. A wounded soldier being transported on a stretcher, down some mountainous terrain. U.S. infantry marching single file past a fallen German soldier. Views of mountain roads blown away by retreating German forces. Combat engineers are challenged to build a bridge against a sheer cliff. They employ jackhammers and manual tools and improvise support structures of heavy timbers. An engineer using a sledge hammer to drive a spike into the timbers. A team of men carry a heavy timber. Engineers creating a bridging structure, on the spot, to allow passage from one section of road to another. Finally, a jeep drives across the new bridge.
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