- Title: CF771
10:12:29 – 10:15:39
Poor village – washing, laundry hanging on clothes lines. Little boy carries tin of food towards camera. Workman with hammer, cigarette hanging from mouth. Shanty towns. Old lady fans a fire, children play outside shack. Inside shack, lined with newspaper. Boy sits playing with pigs, feeds them. Landscape shot of southern Italy. Boys and men working the land, children gather vegetables.
10:15:39 – 10:18:14
Image of Hammer and sickle drawn on blackboard. Alcide de Gasperi (Italian Prime Minister) PTC. Man looking through a camera lens onto countryside. Trees being chopped down, tractors, ploughs. Man draws lots from a box. Men compare lots and look happy, hugging.
10:18:14 – 10:20:52
Man points at map of Italy. Gas pipes and large canisters, men handling machinery. Industrial shots. Steam train carrying cargo. Steelworks. Tractors.
10:20:52 – 10:23:52
Workers on boats on the docks, building sites. Italian architecture. Railway station. Politician talks to a crowd, who listen intently and clap. A man wolf whistles. Politician on podium talks to masses on the street, clapping and cheering.
10:23:52 - 10:26:44
Great top shot of people in a bookshop / library reading. Anna Magnani in costume, sits onset with a man. Film equipment, film production. Gina Lollobrigida in costume onset. Attractive woman records her voice on reel-to-reel. Man reads in front of painting. Man smokes, looks pensive on a roof. Man examines reels of film, director examining the rushes from his latest film. Vittorio De Sica. Lovely footage of Italian cultural industry.
10:26:44 – 10:29:14
Street scene. Textile factory. Industry. Man with drilling machinery. Individual shots of workmen smiling.
- Keywords:ITALY, FOREIGN AID, AMERICAN AID, MARSHALL PLAN, RECONSTRUCTION, WW2, WORLD WAR TWO, INDUSTRY, NEWSREEL, POST-WAR EUROPE, REBUILDING ITALY
- Master Title:CF771