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Summary: I. "Alamein - a year after." View of the railway station at El Alamein and the arrival of a train. Desert cemetery recalls those who sacrificed their lives for this great British victory. Large numbers of German tanks and SPGs suggest the magnitude of the German defeat.
II. "Allies prepare drive on Rome." a. Cheering crowds greet Allied forces in various liberated Italian towns; Fascists are being deposed and other officials elected. b. Italian Air Force Macchi C202 and Dornier Do 17Z2 now have RAF markings. c. General Clark arrives by Piper Cub plane in Naples, where earlier many people, including US newsreel chief Ed Buddy, had been injured by a delayed action bomb planted by the retreating Germans. Film shows the moments following the explosion. d. King Victor Emmanuel reviews Italian soldiers in Trani.
III. "The other man's job. Manufacture of ball-bearings." Film shows the making, polishing and testing of ball-bearings as commentary compares situation in Britain, where the production of this vital war component is now dispersed, to German situation where production is concentrated at Schweinfurt, recently bombed.