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Footage of San Sebastiano, Italy during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. TILT shot of a huge column of smoke coming from the volcano. Trees and vegetation burn and smolder. Lava runs in streams down a hill. Men shovel ash from the roof of a small house. CU of a tractor clearing ash from the ground like a snow plow. Allied soldiers climb down from trucks with shovels. They help the civilians shovel ash. People load items into the back of a truck. They are evacuating. The buildings around them burn and are reduced to rubble. A procession of people follow two young men carrying a statue of the virgin Mary. WS of a woman carrying a smaller statue of Mary encased in glass, she is looking at the camera. The volcano continues to billow smoke. Beautiful shot of an old house with white smoke billowing around it.  

1940s
B&W
Not Explicit