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World War II (Liberation of Italy) #95742

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 26, 1985
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(Studio) Italy's role in Axis powers and its surrender in World War II recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Allied invasion at Anzio and liberation of Italy reviewed; war films shown. [Angela RONCI - (thru translator) describes invasion, American troops' effort to save child on beach at the time.] [Father AGOSTINO - (thru translator) recalls allied bombing of Abbey of Monte Cassino.] Allies noted bombing abbey out of mistaken belief Germans were there; site mentioned containing only priests and refugees.] [AGOSTINO - (thru translator) explains rebuilding Monte Cassino.] Alliance between Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and birth of Fascism reviewed. Mass executions of resisters in Rome described.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup

Jennings, Peter;
Kladstrup, Don

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