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Tempesta Sui Balcan

Synopsis
Celebrates Italy’s use of air power during the Balkan offensive. Footage of bombing missions, a jubilant commentary listing targets successfully destroyed, and a lively if somewhat odd musical soundtrack are all employed to suggest a victorious campaign. A central sequence also shows life at various airbases, one of which is visited by Mussolini. Perhaps not the equivalent of FEUERTAUFE, the footage never really substantiates the commentary’s claims, nor is it as well made - but it is an interesting example of the Italian campaign film.
Language
English
Country
Italy
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. b&w. 14 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1941
Availability
Special loan only
Documentation
A leaflet translation is provided.
Subjects
History
Keywords
aircraft; Balkans; Italy; World War II

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Distributor

Name

Imperial War Museum

Phone
020 7416 5291
Fax
020 7416 5299
Address
Department of Film
Lambeth Road
London
SE1 6HZ
Notes
Address for video sales: Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB2 4QR

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