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Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Rome Greets Allied Armies

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
784A
Date Released
15 Jun 1944
Date submitted
Jun 1944
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Rome Greets Allied Armies
  2. 2Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell: Battle of the Beaches Won

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 2
Section Title
Movietone’s War Time News - Reported by Leslie Mitchell
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Rome Greets Allied Armies. DESCRIPTION: First pictures of the capture of Rome, show Allied troops driving through the centre of the city. General Clark soon arrived to be met by Marshal Juin commander of the French forces. Shortly after the allied entry into the city, a vast crowd gathered at St Peter’s to listen to the Pope. SHOTLIST: Cut story - (RAFFU - KS Aerial panning shots of Rome, shows Colosseum, Palazza Pietro, Victor Emmanuel II monument, and St Peter’s.). (AFU - On outskirts of Rome, Sherman tanks along roadway, Italian Wedding procession pass Sherman tanks & astonished crews, various shots. German prisoners marched along road, Italian on bicycle hurls imprecations at them.) (Wyand - Trucking shots of General Clark in Jeep entering Rome, through cheering crowds, procession pass Colosseum.) (AFU - Crowds outside Piazza Venezia (Mussolini’s home) famous balcony in fore.) (Wyand - Procession arrives at Capital, Juin & Clark walk up steps to balcony. Group on balcony, in background are the American, British & Italian flags flying. Shots of American Mechanised and Infantry passing through cheering crowds). GV of Rome, in background can be seen St Peter’s & walls of Vatican City, in fore is the Piazza del Popolo. CU Bell ringing.) (RAFFU - Crowds swarm to St Peter’s Square, some carry signs, elevated shot of same. Square packed with people. LS Pope Pius walking onto balcony addresses people, who applaud and cheer.) (AFU - smoke rises from doorway of building after bomb had been thrown into same (unseen), crowds scatter, anti-Fascist auto gun between bars of door. Irate Italians smash door of former German Radio Station, and kick out Italian Quislings who have been working for them.)
Keywords
Politics and government; Buildings and structures; Mass media; Ships and boats; Vehicles; Food and cooking; Children; Environment; Weapons; Aviation; Railways; Business and commerce; Death; Celebrations and festivals; Industry and manufacture; Ceremonies; Victory celebrations; War damage; Riots; Prisoners of war; Marriages; Military; Writers; Religion and belief
Locations
Rome; Vatican City
Footage sources
Army Film Unit
British Paramount
Royal Air Force Film Unit [RAFFU]
Card file number
44906
Credits:
Commentator
Leslie Mitchell
Camera
Paul Wyand
Length of story (in feet)
210
Story extras:

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