U.S. servicemen and women watch movies in Italy and various combat and occupation zones during World War II.
Naples Italy Date:1943 Duration:3 min 26 sec Sound:Yes
U.S. Army Nurses at their tent area in, Pacific combat zone, read notice of movie being shown at 7 PM on the airfield. They groom themselves in readiness to attend. Group of servicemen and women gathered at airfield outdoor movie, as C-47 airplane lands on runway beside them. U.S. Army aviators riding in a jeep to a U.S. Army Air Corps Theater, in Naples, Italy. View of servicemen gathering inside the theater. Sign outside the theater announcing the various films being presented that day. Part of the sign reads: "Movie, 3:30 and 7:30, 'Girl Crazy,'Sorry Joe, But No civilians may attend these shows (that includes girls!)" View of servicemen and women leaving the theater after the show. Army truck carrying movies to an outpost on the Italian front. Soldiers open the rear of truck and place announcement reading: "Now showing, 'Battle of Russia,' and Erol Flynn in 'Northern Pursuit.'" They set screen on side of truck and place projector on ground. U.S. troops gather to see the movie. U.S. Army 155mm guns firing on front lines in Italian campaign. Troops seated on a Sherman tank as others gather to watch a movie. In another location, troops gather to watch a movie on a screen set up on the front of a C-47 airplane. Building used for movie theater in a cold climate, with snow-covered mountains behind. Ambulatory wounded soldiers enter a cabin set up for showing movies, on a hospital ship. Audience of wounded servicemen and nurses tending them sit and watch a hollywood production. The audience laughs at comic scenes.
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