The Liberation of Rome
Independent Films, Documentaries, Public Domain
Gen. Montgomery and the British 8th Army land at Reggio Calabria. The Italian navy surrenders to the Allies. Gen. Mark Clark and the U.S. 5th Army land at Salerno behind an intense naval bombardment. The Lutwaffe bombards the beachhead. The 5th and the 8th Armies meet. The Allies take the Foggia airfield and later enter Naples. Refugees return to the city. U.S. troops cross the Volturno River and advance through mud. Ortana is taken after street fighting and savage tank battle. Gens. Eisenhower and Clark inpect Cassino defenses. 5th Army unit land at Anzio. Gens. Rommel and Kesselring direct the arrival of Nazi reserves. British Gen. Alexander directs an artillery bombardment on the Gustav line. Cassino falls. Allied tanks roll toward Rome. The Nazis evacuate the city and 5th Army units enter.
Year of Production: 1944
Country: United States