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War Scenes in Italy

In Milan's Piazza del Duomo a crowd gathers to hear news of Italy's entry into WWI.

Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent


This Topical Budget newsreel item claims that the crowds gathered in Milan's Piazza del Duomo are 'enthusiastic' for the War. But the slow panning shot reveals that people are more interested in the camera, as traffic surges around them. While there's no sight of the government building, the imposing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, seen at the beginning, is today home to upmarket fashion shops.