NATO AIR GROUND EXERCISE, LAKE GARDA, ITALY, 17 MARCH TO 19 MARCH 1952 - REEL 1 [Allocated Title]
Events prior to NATO Air Ground Exercise, Lake Garda, Italy; NATO personnel are briefed at Moneigo Barracks, officers are briefed at Lake Garda, Italy, Admiral Carney meets locals and military personnel in various Italian locations. Related press conference and interview.
Italian officers and some of their Allied counterparts arrive at the Conference Building at Moneigo Barracks, Italy; among those present are General Trabucchi, General de Castiglioni, General Battisti, General Unia, General Copoi, Admiral Giraldi, General Gavin (US) and General Lalatta (France). Allied officers in conference and at their desks in Moneigo Barracks: among those seen are General de Castiglioni, General Gavin, General Schlatter, General Steiner, General Cupini, General Pirigino, General Gloria (Division Folgore), General Lalatta and General Battisti. Admiral Carney arrives at Udine Airport, Italy, to be greeted by Dr R Mozza, the Prefect of Udine, General de Castiglioni and other Allied officers. Also present are General Cupini (Commander, 56th FAT Commandos) and General Schlatter. At 2nd Corps' Command Post at Lake Garda, Admiral Carney meets General Schlatter and General Gavin by Quonset hut; inside, the admiral gives a briefing to officers before a map on the NATO air-ground exercise at Lake Garda, Italy ("Esercitazione Lago di Garda"); among those present at the briefing are General de Castiglioni, General Schlatter and Brigadier Boucher. They study the maps for themselves before leaving the Command Post. Shots of Italian men, women and children. Admiral Carney is greeted by General Biglino and General Battisti at 2nd Corps Headquarters, Organo, Italy, and talks to officers and local women and children. Admiral Carney and General Battisti then meet General Gloria, Commander of Division Fulgore, in their assembly area (General de Castiglioni, General Derenz and other officers are also present); the group go to the camouflaged tent which houses Division Fulgore's Command Post. Admiral Carney tours Division Fulgore's area and meets other personnel. He and General Gavin later leave from Udine Airport, Italy, saluted by honour guard. General de Castiglioni's flag is raised at Joint Operations Command, Lake Garda area, Italy. Admiral Carney arrives at Treviso Airport where he is greeted by honour guard and Allied officers (including General Gavin, General de Castiglioni, General Cupini, Captain Erzetti, General Unia, Major Huber and General Lalatta). At the airport, Carney and the officers give press conference and interviews.