Universal Newsreels

Universal Newsreels

First Pictures of Rome's Capture (06/15/1944)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Universal newsreel focuses on the victorious battle to liberate Rome from German forces. Beneath the centuries-old Colosseum in Rome, the Nazis are shown triumphantly parading American and British prisoners, captured in the ferocious action at Anzio. Field Marshal Kesselring takes a good look southward through his field glasses, where the Allied drive is. A forced evacuation of Rome is ordered. Beneath the same centuries-old Colosseum we see Allied heavy equipment rolling in, with General Mark Clark the center of attention for all the cheering Romans. The Allied advance rolls through Rome, and we see the effects of Allied naval shelling. Nazi heavy equipment is utterly destroyed, becoming dead symbols of a dead cause.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1944
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (4 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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