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ROME FALLS TO THE ALLIES
AFP-25CH 16mm; VTM-25CH Beta SP
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Newsreel
1944
Aerials
B W 1944 Allies take Rome, 1944. 01:41:13:00 B W 1944 - CU - "THE NEWS PARADE" 01:41:16:00 B W 1944 - CU - "ROME! FALLS TO ALLIES" 01:41:21:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Nazi Officer - three colleagues around him, looks through periscope 01:41:23:00 B W 1944 - CU - Same - 01:41:25:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Nazi soldier pulling on rope - heavy armor in BG. He tugs downward - 01:41:26:00 B W 1944 - MCU - As huge cannon descends into position 01:41:26:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Cannon fires 01:41:28:00 B W 1944 - CU - Cannon fires again 01:41:28:00 B W 1944 - CU - Cannon fires again 01:41:30:00 B W 1944 - CU - "ROME FALLS AS OUR TROOPS SILENCE NAZI SHELL FIRE WITHIN THE CITY!" 01:41:37:00 B W 1944 - MCU - SIGN: "ROMA' BELOW "VELLETRI (CITTA)" 01:41:40:00 B W 1944 - CU - "THE ETERNAL CITY IS COMPLETELY LIBERATED FROM NAZI RULE" 01:41:46:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Section of Coliseum - TD to cheering crowd - US tank rolls in from screen left - 01:41:49:00 B W 1944 - MS - US tanks move away from us, on Roman Boulevard - 01:41:51:00 B W 1944 - CU - Victorious allied troops pour into the city that is called "The Cradle of Civilization!" 01:41:55:00 B W 1944 - MS - US troops walking (not marching) through arch 01:41:58:00 B W 1944 - MS - Troops continue walking large piazza - columns of church entrance in BG. 01:42:01:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Nittorio Emanuele statue - crowds at foot of edifice - TD to crowd waving American flag - 01:42:03:00 B W 1944 - MS - More military rambling through street - hotel in BG 01:42:09:00 B W 1944 - MS - Crowd in FG US soldiers, atop tank - throwing chocolate and cigarettes to crowd - white smoke appears in left - 01:42:15:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Smoke increases as crowd disperses - 01:42:18:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Frightened civilians turn and flee - 01:42:20:00 B W 1944 - MS - Crowd, Carabinieri holding onto civilian, walk toward us - 01:42:22:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Carabinieri, holding onto rifle and handcuffed civilian, on way to police headquarters - 01:42:26:00 B W 1944 - CU - "US GENERAL MARK CLARK, COMMANDER OF THE GALLANT FIFTH ARMY ARRIVES" 01:42:31:00 B W 1944 - MS - General in jeep, comes toward us through narrow street jammed with cheering crowds - 01:42:33:00 B W 1944 - MCU - General talking with churchman - 01:42:36:00 B W 1944 - MS - Cheering crowd - 01:42:38:00 B W 1944 - CU - "FIRST AXIS HELD CAPITAL TO FALL! ONE DOWN - TWO TO GO!" 01:42:43:00 B W 1944 - MLS - St. Peter's Square at Vatican - huge cheering crowd - 01:42:46:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Church bells ringing - 01:42:48:00 B W 1944 - MS - Pope Pius XII, arms raised, delivering salute to allied victory - 01:42:51:00 B W 1944 - CU - More church bells ringing - 01:42:53:00 B W 1944 - MLS - Another section of crowd out St. Peter's Square - TD to more of crowd - statue at bottom of screen - 01:42:56:00 B W 1944 - MLS - AV Vatican - St. Peter's Cathedral in BG empty square in FG PAN right - 01:43:03:00 B W 1944 - CU - "INVASION! OF FORTRESS EUROPE!" 01:43:09:00 B W 1944 - MS - Three fighter planes aloft - 01:43:11:00 B W 1944 - CU - "INVASION! THE MOST TERRIFIC AIR BOMBARDMENT EVER UNLEASHED UPON OCCUPIED FRANCE!" 01:45:55:00 B W 1944 - MS - B-17 flying fortresses dropping bombs - 01:43:18:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Single B-17 above vapor trail - unloading it bombs - 01:43:23:00 B W 1944 - CU - "ROADS, BRIDGES, PLANES AND AIRFIELDS ARE DESTROYED!" 01:43:26:00 B W 1944 - MS - Bombs falling - vapor trail at left - 01:43:28:00 B W 1944 - MS - Bombs hit ground targets - explosions - huge white smoke clouds - picture shakes 01:43:33:00 B W 1944 - CU - "June 6, 1944 D-Day!" 01:43:37:00 B W 1944 - MCU - US troops wave farewell - walk under striped canopy - 01:43:43:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Reverse angle - walking toward us - some wearing life-jackets - 01:43:45:00 B W 1944 - CU - "MEN" 01:43:46:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Soldier, life jacket over front pack - makes backpack secure - 01:43:48:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Three officers all ready to take off - 01:43:50:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Transport plane taxis on field - 01:43:51:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Officer waves to pilot - 01:43:53:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Airplane takes off - 01:43:53:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Then another - 01:43:55:00 B W 1944 - MCU - B-25 transport aloft 01:43:56:00 B W 1944 - CU - "GLIDERS!" 01:43:58:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Glider being pulled by aircraft - PAN left to right - 01:44:01:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Another glider being pulled - B-25 airplane in BG 01:44:03:00 B W 1944 - MS - Airplane, only one wheel of landing gear showing - pulling glider 01:44:05:00 B W 1944 - MCU - US soldiers loosely walking toward us PAN right - 01:44:07:00 B W 1944 - CU - "MUNITIONS!" 01:44:13:00 B W 1944 - MS - Ships loaded with munitions - TD to right 01:44:20:00 B W 1944 - CU - "EMBARKATION" 01:44:21:00 B W 1944 - CU - "H-HOUR! UNITED STATE AND BRITISH NAVAL SHIPS SILENCE NAZI COASTAL FORTIFICATIONS!" 01:44:28:00 B W 1944 - WS - Center screen - bursts of fire from ship's guns - sea of FG. 01:44:30:00 B W 1944 - CU - "UNDER DEADLY CROSS FIRE OUR ASSAULT TROOPS SWARM ONTO THE NORMANDY BEACHES!" 01:44:35:00 B W 1944 - MCU - US troops opening door of L.S.T. as they hit the beach - 01:44:56:00 B W 1944 - MS - In FG two soldiers, back to us, look at three shack-like structures - 01:44:58:00 B W 1944 - MS - Soldiers walking through the water toward beach - 01:45:01:00 B W 1944 - CU - "YANKS, TOMMIES, AND CANADIAN FIGHTERS TAKE BEACHHEAD AFTER BEACHHEAD!" 01:45:06:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Soldier leaving L.S.T. - then wading toward beach - 01:45:10:00 B W 1944 - MS - Landing ships through rough seas - coming alongside naval vessel - 01:45:15:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Men in landing ship carry wounded soldier to ship - 01:45:18:00 B W 1944 - CU - "NAZI AIRFIELDS AND PLANES ARE TORN ASUNDER!" 01:45:24:00 B W 1944 - MS - Three airplanes aloft - a further comes into left screen 01:45:26:00 B W 1944 - MS - Airplanes fire at Nazi airplanes on ground - two damaged one bursts into flames - 01:45:33:00 B W 1944 - MS - Nazi airplane coming toward us, flying low - bursts into flames - explodes - 01:45:35:00 B W 1944 - MLS - Bombs explode on ground - smoke billows up - 01:45:37:00 B W 1944 - MS - AV tank being hit by bombs - 01:45:39:00 B W 1944 - MS - Barge hit by bombs from airplane. Huge explosion - debris flying - 01:45:45:00 B W 1944 - CU - "General Eisenhower with Lieutenant General Bradley, Field Commander!" 01:45:48:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Naval officers on forward deck of destroyer - 01:45:49:00 B W 1944 - CU - "BRITAIN'S GENERAL SIR BERNARD MONTGOMERY!" 01:45:50:00 B W 1944 - MCU - General Montgomery, being helped aboard, wearing binoculars and fur lined jacket - salutes soldiers 01:45:51:00 B W 1944 - CU - "THE BATTLE FOR FORTRESS EUROPE BEINGS! IT WILL END ONLY WHEN VICTORY IS ACHIEVED!" 01:45:55:00 B W 1944 - MCU - Ike Eisenhower and General Montgomery aboard ship - "THE END."
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