Description:12 44 50 00 WWII. Italy, after eruption of the volcano Vesuve, population cleans ashes, men sweep roofs. Street filled with brown coal. Man with umbrella walks in street covered with ash. Close-up on excavator which cleans street, pushes ash. American soldiers clear streets, station, railroad line. Releasing of transport, communications. On hill, a mass is said by priest, believers collected around the virgin. Rite.