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349th Infantry "Kraut Killers" Regiment - 88th Infantry Division
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88TH
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88th Infantry Division
The Year 1943
Army In Action - Episode VI
Roosevelt Cites Italy's Capitulation
War Pictiorial News - 22 November 1943
The Year 1944
The Year 1944
The Year 1945
The Year 1945
United Nations Open Conference
Africa
The North African Campaign
Anzio
Allies Dig In On Anzio Front 1944
Combat Bulletins
US Forces in Italy
Combat Bullitin No. 50 - 1945
Films
Here Is Germany
Thunderbolt
The True Glory
Germany
German Newsreels 1
German Newsreels 2
German War Films - 1945
Hermcht Surrenders in Italy
The World at War
History
World War II in Color Part 5 Parts
Italy
Story of the 34th Infantry Division
Army in Action - Allied Advance in Italy
Army in Action - Episode VII - The Tide Turns
Battle For Italy - 12 Parts - Battlefield Series
Battle for the Beaches
Cayuga Mission
German Forces in Italy - Monte Cassino, Anzio
Indian Army in the Italian Campaign - 3 Parts
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Italy - German Forces - Monte Cassino, Anzio - Battlefield
Mussolini Addressing Crowd In Rome - 1935
Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps
US Forces in Italy - World War II Combat Bulletins
World War 2 - Italian Part
1943 Italy
News of the War in Italy - 1943
German Troops March Into Italy - Sep 1943
Avance Des Allies en Italie - 1943
Latest Films of the War in Italy - 1943
1944 Italy
Allied Drive On in Italy Planes Smash Foe In Air - 1944
Four Fronts - 1944
Brazilian Troops With 5th Army in Italy - 1944
Allies Liberate Island of Elba - 1944
1945 Italy
Execution of Mussolini - 1945
Germany Surrenders in Italy - 1945
85th Division Breaks Into PoValley - 1945
Allies Liberate Florence - 1945
Benito Mussolini Executed - April 1945
Wehrmacht Leaves Italy - 1945
Medal of Honor
A Great Day For The Kellys
News
War News - All Good - 22 May 1944
Rome
Advance on Rome - 29 May 1944
Battle for Rome - 17 February 1944
First Pictures Of Rome's Capture - 15 June 1944
New Allied Army Lands in Italy South of Rome - 1944
San Pietro
Battle of San Pietro
Battle of San Pietro Reel 1 - 1944
Sicily
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Solerno
Other
Battle of St.Vith - Part 2
Post WW2 Nazi Guerillas
Discovery Channel Infantry Firepower - 5 Parts
German Drive Rolled Back By Allies - 11 January 1945
The Battle for the Beaches - Documentary
88th Infantry Division

This 7 minute film by Jeff Rose placed 2nd in Robert Deniro's 2005 Trifecta film competition, was made last minute in only 3 days to make the entry in deadline.

It is a fictional account of the first few minutes of a famous battle fought by the 88th Infantry Division's 350th Infantry Regiment at Monte Battaglia, Italy in September 1944. Jeff (pictured above right) is an Atlanta, Georgia based actor whose grandfather, Capt. James B. Cox, served with the 350th Infantry Regiment at Mt. Battaglia and received the Purple Heart.


Part 1
Veteran Interviews Including Medal of Honor Recepient Shea
Part 2
More Interviews and Veteran's Stories

Part 3
Scenes from the 1987 40th Reunion. The BIGGEST One Ever!
Veteran interviews at the 88th Infantry Division Association's 40th Anniverary reunion in 1987. This film received the Best Documentary award at The Telly Awards. By Jeff Wisotsky.

Veteran interviews at the 88th Infantry Division Association's 40th Anniverary reunion in 1987. This film received the Best Documentary award at The Telly Awards. By Jeff Wisotsky.

Veteran interviews at the 88th Infantry Division Association's 40th Anniverary reunion in 1987. This film received the Best Documentary award at The Telly Awards. By Jeff Wisotsky.
88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Documentary about the 1942 history of Camp Gruber, Oklahoma and the 88th Infantry Division. Film ends at 6m 20s - runs over to 9m49s.
Persons interviewed:
Guido Clemente
Col. Horace Brown, Jr.
88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Cornuda - 349th Combat Film
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This 3 minute combat film was shot by an American cameramen and shows the 349th rounding up German prisoners at Cornuda, Italy on April 30th, 1945. The film was located in the National Archives, via a researcher, by Cornuda resident Davide Bedin for his website.
1943
Army In Action - Episode VI
Army In Action - Episode VI
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Department of Defense - Conduct of war in 1943 on European and Pacific fronts - allied advance in Sicily, New Guinea, Russia, Italy and Pacific Islands.
88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Roosevelt Cites Italy's Capitulation
Long Way to Go Says FDR
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Part 1 - "Pres. Roosevelt cites Italy's capitulation as a victory for the Italian people, as well as for Gen. Eisenhower, as he officially opens the Third War Loan Drive." includes scenes from Fireside Chat #26 and speech sound announcing Italian surrender Sep. 9, 1943
88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
War Pictiorial News - Nov. 22, 1943
War Pictiorial News
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Part 2 - Shows wreckage of a post office in Naples after a time-bomb has exploded. Wounded U.S. soldiers receive medical treatment. Italians apply for work at the city hall. U.S. bombers take off from an airstrip in southern Italy and bomb enemy installations. Nov. 22, 1943
1945
The Year 1945
The Year 1945

Includes scenes of Nazi concentration camps; and mob scenes in Milan, Italy, as Mussolini and Facist leaders are killed.


88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
United Nations Open Conference
United Nations Conference
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Part 2 - Mussolini lies dead in Italy. Shows Mussolini and Hitler in 1943. Series: Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels, compiled 1942 - 1945.

Africa
The North African Campaign
The North African Campaign
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CIA Archives: World War 2 Documentary (1943)

Anzio
Allies Dig In On Anzio Front 1944
Allies Dig In On Anzio Front 1944
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Part 1 - Troops wounded in Italy are treated on hospital trains, at base hospitals, and aboard hospital ships.

Combat Bulletins
US Forces in Italy
Combat Bulletins
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Combat Bulletin No. 2- 1hr. 4min.
Includes Bridging the Volturno River
Combat Bulletin No. 2
Includes Bridging the Volturno River
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Combat Bulletin No. 50 - 1945
Shows a 5th Army motor pool in Italy.
Combat Bulletin No. 50 - 1945
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Shows a 5th Army motor pool in Italy.

Films
Here Is Germany - 1945
World War 2 Documentary Film Directed by Frank Capra
Here Is Germany
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World War 2 Documentary Film Directed by Frank Capra (1945)
88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
The True Glory
The Western Front in World War 2 Documentary - Part 1 (1945)
The True Glory
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The Western Front in World War 2 Documentary - Part 1 (1945)

Germany
German Newsreels - Reel 1
German units shell the Allied beachhead at Nettuno/Anzio, Italy
German Newsreels
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Part 2 - German units shell the Allied beachhead at Nettuno (Anzio), Italy, destroy enemy planes with flak, clear mine fields and seize the road to Aprilia, over which they send tanks, troops, motorized elements, and Anglo-American POW's.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
German Newsreels - Reel 1
German Newsreels
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Reel 2 of 2 - 1944

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Captured German War Films - 1945
Captured German War Films - 1945
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Hermcht Surrenders in Italy
Hermcht Surrenders in Italy
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
The World at War
The World at War
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History
World War II in Color Part 1 of 5
World War II in Color
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Italy
Story of the 34th Infantry Division
Casablanca, Kasserine Pass, Salerno, Volturno, Cassino, Anzio, Liri Valley and Po Valley
Story of the 34th Infantry Division
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Big Picture: The Red Bull Attacks - History is traced backward to Minnesota Volunteers of Civil War days. The invasion of Casablanca in 1942, the Battle of Tunis, Kasserine Pass... The invasion of Italy at Salerno, Volturno River operations, Battle of Cassino, the Anzio Beachhead and the campaigns of the Liri and Po Valleys. Colonel Quinn explains and displays the various medals and awards that are given by the Army.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Battle For Italy
Battlefield Series - 12 Parts
The Battle For Italy - Battlefield - Pt.1 /12
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Mussolini
Addressing Huge Crowd In Rome (1935)
Mussolini
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Addressing Huge Crowd In Rome (1935)

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Nazi Concentration Prison Camps
WW2 Documentary Film - 1945
Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps
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WW2 Documentary Film - 1945

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
German Forces In Italy
Monte Cassino, Anzio -
Battlefield Series

German Forces In Italy - Monte Cassino, Anzio

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Battlefield Series

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Indian Army in the Italian Campaign
Great Battles Documentary - 3 Parts

Indian Army in the Italian Campaign

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Great battles Documentary Part 1 of 3

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Benito Mussolini Executed - April 1945
Benito Mussolini Executed - April 1945
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Wehrmacht Leaves Italy - 1945
Wehrmacht Leaves Italy - 1945
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
ITALY - German Forces
Monte Cassino, Anzio - Battlefield Series
WORLD WAR II Battlefield "ITALY"- German Forces - Monte Cassino,Anzio etc.
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
ARMY IN ACTION
EPISODE VII - THE TIDE TURNS
ARMY IN ACTION - EPISODE VII - THE TIDE TURNS
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CONDUCT OF WAR IN EUROPE IN 1944 - ALLIED ADVANCE IN ITALY, FRANCE, AND BELGIUM - LIBERATION OF PARIS, AND ADVANCE INTO GERMANY.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
GERMANY SURRENDERS IN ITALY - 1945
GERMANY SURRENDERS IN ITALY [ETC.] (1945)
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Part 1, elements of the 5th and 8th Armies occupy Bologna, Italy. Gen. Mark Clark receives the German surrender.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
NEWS OF THE WAR IN ITALY - 1943
NEWS OF THE WAR IN ITALY [ETC.] (1943)
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Part 1, Italians apply for jobs and U.S. engineers repair water facilities in Naples. Gen. Clark arrives and 5th Army units march northward.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
BRAZILIAN TROOPS WITH 5TH ARMY IN ITALY - 1944
BRAZILIAN TROOPS WITH 5TH ARMY IN ITALY [ETC.] (1944)
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Part 1 Gen. Clark inspects and reviews Brazilian troops in Italy.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
LATEST FILMS OF THE WAR IN ITALY [ETC.] (1943)
LATEST FILMS OF THE WAR IN ITALY [ETC.] (1943)
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Part 1 5th Army units occupy villages north of Naples. Gens. Montgomery and Clark meet.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
ALLIED DRIVE ON IN ITALY--PLANES SMASH FOE IN AIR - 1944
ALLIED DRIVE ON IN ITALY--PLANES SMASH FOE IN AIR [ETC.] (1944)
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Part 1, U.S. planes bomb German cities. Gens. Clark and Alexander meet in Italy. Artillery pounds Nazi positions in Italy and tanks and infantry advance.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
85TH DIVISION BREAKS INTO PO VALLEY-1945
85TH DIVISION BREAKS INTO PO VALLEY (1945)
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
FOUR FRONTS - 1944
FOUR FRONTS (1944)
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Part 2 - French troops take Sienna, Italy.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
ALLIES LIBERATE FLORENCE - 1945
ALLIES LIBERATE FLORENCE [ETC.] (1945)
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Part 1 shows mopping up operations in Florence, Italy, by South African and New Zealand troops.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
AVANCE DES ALLIES EN ITALIE - 1943
U.S. soldiers move along roads and through woods in Italy
AVANCE DES ALLIES EN ITALIE (1943)
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Part 1 U.S. soldiers and equipment move along roads and through woods in Italy. French troops advance and fire artillery. Also shows bombing operations and groups of Italian and German prisoners.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
The Battle for Salerno
The Battle for Salerno
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
US Forces in Italy - Combat Bulletins
US forces in Italy - World War II | Combat Bulletins
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
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88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
ALLIES LIBERATE ISLAND OF ELBA [ETC.] (1944)
ALLIES LIBERATE ISLAND OF ELBA [ETC.] (1944)
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Part 3 shows Gens. Marshall and Clark in Italy. Gen. Alphonse Juin is decorated by Gen. Clark.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
CAYUGA MISSION
CAYUGA MISSION
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Training Film: On the OSS Operational Group's assistance in helping to organize and coordinate partisan activities in Italy during World War II. Describes the success of the mission; shows the "Cayuga Team" at a briefing and parachuting, along with supplies, into the hilly Italian terrain.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
Italy - Medal of Honor - News - Other - Rome - San Pietro - Sicily - Solerno
German Troops March Into Italy - Sep 1943
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War News - All Good
1944/05/22
War News--All Good, 1944/05/22 (1944)
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(1) War News--All Good - Modern Yank Artillery In Italy, enemy positions are plotted out in checkerboard style, then pattern barrages are laid down, in which each gun destroys its particular target square.

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Battle for the Beaches
Battle for the Beaches - WW2 Documentary Footage
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German Drive Rolled Back By Allies
1945/01/11
German Drive Rolled Back By Allies, 1945/01/11 (1945)
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(1) "When the Allies recover their composure after the Nazi surprise break through on the Western front, they quickly go into action. Supplies are rushed to the front as civilian evacuees stream to the rear. Mines are laid, road blocks set up, the woods are combed for Nazi paratroopers, and Yank artillery roars into action. Clear weather enables fleets of Allied bombers to disrupt Nazi communication lines with hundreds of tons of bombs. Fleets of transport planes parachute badly needed supplies to the encircled heroes who are holding Bastogne. Gen Patton's armor fights its way northward into Bastogne, the demolished city. Wrecked and burning Yankee equipment is seen scattered all through the 'bulge area.' Now Allied strategy is operating to make the Nazis pay dearly for the gains secured through their surprise counter-attack." scenes of Allies place mines and roadblocks to stop Rundstedt's drive, check credentials of jeeps, artillery and tanks fire, weather in first days grounded Allied planes, but weather broke and bombers dropped thousands of tons; Bastogne relieved from the south, 1500 tons supplies parachuted to defenders, ruins of Bastogne, prisoners taken. (partial newsreel)
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Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
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ITALY - German Forces
Monte Cassino, Anzio etc. Battlefield
WORLD WAR II Battlefield "ITALY"- German Forces - Monte Cassino,Anzio etc.
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WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
WORLD WAR 2 - ITALIAN PART
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Medal of Honor
Sergeant Charles Kelly
A Great Day For The Kellys
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(1) Commando Kelly Returns Home - Sergeant Charles Kelly, 23, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for exterminating 10 Nazis in one day, finally returns to Pittsburgh, Pa. His whole excited family is there, Mom and his six brothers, and apparently everyone in the Smoky City. Pittsburgh gives its hero the keys to the city, then a parade takes place, to end all parades. Our microphones caught the globe-trotting Sergeant at Washington, D.C., in his simple recital of a fighting soldier's creed 'they all are fighting to come home.'

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
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News
War News - All Good
1944/05/22
War News--All Good, 1944/05/22 (1944)
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(1) War News--All Good "Modern Yank Artillery In Italy, enemy positions are plotted out in checkerboard style, then pattern barrages are laid down, in which each gun destroys its particular target square. Eisenhower with the 9th In England, General Eisenhower accompanied by Lt. Gen. Spaatz and Lt. Gen. Brereton, inspects the U.S. 9th Air Force. From the cockpit of a fighter plan he fires the wing guns exubertantly, then he watches Marauder formations take off for invasion objectives. Air War in Europe Sight Aiming Point cameras reveal Yank daylight destruction of Nazi fighters and transport planes, and merciless strafing of Nazi planes at enemy air bases. Ground flares sputter a lighted path for the returning Yank planes at dusk. Then, huge British Lancasters lumber out to enter upon their nightly tasks of destruction. At Sables Sur Sarthe, France, the Lancasters set off an ammunition dump. The resulting explosions turn night into day for the unhappy Germans far below."(2) Capitol Hails Yank Air Aces "Washington, DC: Captains Don Gentile and John Godfrey, are destroyers of Nazi planes, are honored by their mothers, and official Washington." (partial newsreel)
Rome
Advance on Rome
1944/05/29
Advance on Rome, 1944/05/29
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(1) Advance on Rome - With tremendous armies poised on all of Germany's borders, the signal is given the Allied armies to the south, to being their destruction of the Nazis in Italy. Protective smoke clouds veil intensive bombardments of Nazi positions by enormous concentrations of field guns, howitzers, mortars and machine guns. Heavy Allied equipment rumbles forward, helping to carve a path for the advances. The air cover is crushing in its effectiveness, some of the best precision bombing ever seen, is screened. The British break through the Gustav Line and capture destroyed Cassino, with the broken walls of the gutted Benedictine Abbey overshadowing the desolate scene below. Air pictures cause one to think he is flying over the ruined cities of ancient civilizations. French troops break through and capture Castelforte (little Cassino). The Americans push up the Tyrrhenian and engulf the Nazis in operations which resulted in a junction being effected with the troops from th Nazis beachhead. Thousands of Nazis are captured, and bedraggled natives return to their towns, to get in line at the soup kitchens. The allies seem infused with new fire and drive, the captured Nazis look dazed and war weary."

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Battle for Rome
1944/02/17
Battle for Rome 1944/02/17
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(1) Battle for Rome - "While action see-saws at the Italian Front, hordes of Germans are shown marching in one direction, to our rear. They are prisoners of the Yanks and of the French. Nor is their stubbornness diminished by the sight of numerous German dead." (2) Nazis Wreck Warehouse - "Nazi bombers set off a fire which consumes one of our warehouses in Italy. In a tight squeeze, a truck full of G.I. shoes are saved." (3) Bomb Rome Rail Yards - "Flying Fortresses fly over Rome, then blast selected outlying districts, in another of their preceision raids."

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First Pictures Of Rome's Capture
1944/06/15
First Pictures Of Rome's Capture, 1944/06/15
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"The Fortunes of War at Rome" Beneath the century old Colliseum 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 century old Colliseum in Rome 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.

88th - 1943 - 1944 - 1945 - Africa - Anzio - Combat Bulletins - Germany - History
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NEW ALLIED ARMY LANDS IN ITALY SOUTH OF ROME [ETC.] (1944)
NEW ALLIED ARMY LANDS IN ITALY SOUTH OF ROME [ETC.] (1944)
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Part 1 - The invasion fleet assembles and troops land between Nettuno and Anzio. German planes attack the force. United News Newsreel.

San Pietro
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8 - 17 December 1943. Narrated by John Huston and produced by Frank Capra. Opening by General Mark Clark.

This film was written, directed and narrated by John Huston, the American movie director who, while serving as an Army lieutenant, filmed the battle for the military. It was produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, which was under the supervision of Frank Capra.

Director Frank Capra enlisted shortly after the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor. He was assigned to work directly under Chief of Staff George C. Marshall, the most senior officer in command of the Army, who would later create the Marshall Plan and be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.


So graphic was the film that it was described as antiwar by the military brass at the War Department. The film was cut from five to three reels before censors allowed it to be released in 1944. It was later re-edited for the television series “The Big Picture.”

The Battle of San Pietro was a major engagement from 8 - 17 December 1943, in the Italian Campaign of World War II, involving Allied Forces attacking from the south against heavily fortified positions of the German "Winter Line" in and around the town of San Pietro Infine, just south of Monte Cassino about halfway between Naples and Rome.

A German panzer battalion inflicted heavy casualties on American forces trying to take the 700-year-old Italian village before withdrawing from the town.

San Pietro was reduced almost entirely to rubble. The eventual Allied victory in the battle was crucial in the ultimate drive to the north to liberate Rome.

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Shows destroyed vineyards and buildings, trucks on muddy roads and troops of the 36th Infantry Division and 143rd Regiment. Soldiers advance, question German POW's, and fire artillery. Allied Italian troops bury dead. Shows San Pietro and Liri Valley.


San Pietro - Reel 2
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Troops advance, throw grenades, fire machine guns and mortars, and remove dead and place them in shrouds. Shells explode; P-38's patrol; a German plane falls; General Clark examines a map; 155 mm. artillery and tanks fire; 141st, 142nd, and 143rd Infantry Regiments advance; tanks enter a town and are blown up; and flares are lit. Shows German dead and wounded POW's.


San Pietro - Reel 3
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142nd Regiment. troops advance, reach the summit of Mt. Lungo, and enter San Pietro and check buildings for German troops and booby traps. Dead are removed, shrouded, and buried in graves dug by civilians. Name plates and dog tags are nailed to grave markers. People reenter San Pietro, remove dead and injured from a collapsed building, clear rubble, and receive food. Women nurse babies and children play. Oxen pull a plow. Shows new crops and a religious procession.

Sicily
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
Invasion of Sicily & Italy's Surrender
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Solerno
Battle for Salerno
Battle for Solerno
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Battleground Series

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Other Films
BATTLE OF ST. VITH - PART II
BATTLE OF ST. VITH - PART II
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ROLE OF 84TH INFANTRY DIVISION IN FIGHTING GERMAN ARMY IN WORLD WAR II - PENETRATION OF SIEGFRIED LINE NOVEMBER 1944, AND MOVE INTO BELGIUM DECEMBER 1944.

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Post WW2 Nazi Guerillas
Post WW2 Nazi Guerillas
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Infantry Firepower
Discovery Channel Infantry Firepower 5/5
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