Ardeatine Caves Massacre: identifying bodies
Ardeatine Caves Massacre, Italy. CUs, doctor in white lab coat taking notes. CU, notes. Sign: "Reparto Riconoscimento." Men carrying coffin, with body. Doctor in office, meeting with civilians dressed in black who identify personal effects. CUs, women with personal belongings. A man enters office, to identify personal belongings. CUs, clothing, documents. CUs, human remains with no. 101, 106. VAR, bodies in open coffins. Blessing of bodies by priest. Woman viewing remains, being held up by two men, crying. Coffins with flowers. CU, nameplates: "Montezemolo" "Renzo Giorgini" Pan, relatives dressed in black with grim faces.
Note: 320 Italian civilians were murdered in Ardeatine Caves on March 24, 1944. It is likely that this film was recorded months later, during the summer of 1944.
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