Sound (English), b&w, 27 min. Italy, back on her feet thanks to the Marshall Plan, is now ALSO repairing her shattered military capability. Her aim is to be a full-fledged member of NATO's common defense against potential aggression. This report to the American people describes the tough training of Italian soldiers and the good job they are doing—even to refurbishing the tanks and equipment left behind by the Allied armies when the war ended. Produced by the MSA Film Section, Paris, for MSA Washington. NB: Produced by the MSA Film Section, Paris, for MSA Washington. NB: See “STRENGTH FOR THE FREE WORLD (series)” for more information. NARA ref. copy: VT.