Aerial footage of Mt. Vesuvius erupting near San Sebastiano, Italy. ELS of a huge mountain of smoke looming over a town. MOV shot out of a plane of smoke mingling with clouds, wing of plane visible. More shots of the volcano erupting from different angles. Men are digging out some ruins. There are cullumns and ancient buildings. CU of smoke pouring out of the top of the volcano. Soldier holding a gun looks out over a town. CU shots of lava. The lava is burning the vegetation while men dig and children run through the brush. Trees burn while a group of people watch from the safety at the top of a hill.