PERSONAL RECORD. LEVIEN, DR. GH. [CASCIANO, FLORENCE, EMPOLI]

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Scenes of [the liberation of San Casciano, Italy, 26 July 1944].

Title: ”In San Casciano. Florence in sight”. House in landscape, dust and smoke rising from artillery bombardment in distance. High angle view of ruined rooftops and houses in town, trucks parked in street [San Casciano]. Planes flying overhead. HS Overlooking artillery firing from dug in positions. Smoke and dust rising from bombardment on horizon. Medical army truck driving down road, soldier walking in foreground.

Rooftops of buildings [Florence]. German Tiger tank and soldier on roadside. Locals outside houses. Army vehicles in street. City hall Palazzo Vecchio. Street scenes, locals walking in streets. Ruins of city. High angle view of rooftops of city. Locals [working land]. Buildings on hillside. Woman playing with pedigree dogs in garden. Women playing golf. People in cafe. Soldiers on mounted horses parade around show grounds. Scenes of show jumping.

Scenes of Churchill drive past [24 August, Castellina-Siena road]. Official cars drive along road, Churchill in back of car lifts his hat to men on side of road, sign ‘NZMC’ (NZ Medical Corps) on roadside, line of soldiers watch as Churchill drives past. Soldiers watch performance on outdoor stage including woman dancing, various singers, soldier spectators clap, men play saxophone. Group of locals sitting in field watching concert [Kiwi concert party].

Major G.H.Levien was RMO, 21 Battalion, Aug 1941-Dec 1942; Medical Officer, 5 Field Ambulance, Aug 1943-Dec 1944; OC Maadi Camp Hosp. Dec 1944-July 1945.

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Year 1944

Reference number F22052

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:11:15

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