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War Pictorial - Fall of Rome

Reel Number: 220763-05

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: Italy

Location: Aquina,Piedi Monte,Ponte Corvo nr,Rome

TC Begins: 04:34:01

TC Ends: 04:38:13

Duration: 00:04:12

War Pictorial - Fall of Rome British and American troops meet on the road to Rome, shaking hands. Canadian troops sweeping for mines in field on the Italian front. Troops walking down road and across RR lines. German POWs. 04:35:08 8th Army tanks moving up towards Ponte Corvo. Field guns fired. Infantry and machine gun units fighting in the streets of Aquina. 04:36:05 Polish troops enter Piedi Monte, prisoner captured. Wounded and injured lined up on stretchers. General Alexander gives medal to General Anders. Polish troops march. Road sign Roma 10; US soldiers enter outskirts of Rome w/ German prisoners / PoWs ?. US troops entering Rome; civilians lining streets cheering; Italians waving Union Jack flag. Celebrations. 04:37:30 Rome locals beating at door of Radio studio - attacking Nazi sympathisers. Crowds in Square. Civilian men with newspaper - headlines re Liberation. WWII.

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