A young Italian girl survives the horrors of war to marry, love, live, and become a modern woman.

GREG
The conquerors of Rome!

ROBBIE
That’s right. You boys remember this moment, because people’ll be talking and writing about it for decades to come. June Fifth, 1944, the day an Axis capital fell.

KANE
Y’all can sign autographs when you get home. Now, let’s get our job done.

GREG
Ahh… Sarge, can we really do this? Search the Vatican! Isn’t that… like, a sin, or something?

ROBBIE
We’re just searching for troops, boys. The way I hear it, the Pope’s been playing footsies with the Nazi.

KANE
You can’t be serious.

ROBBIE
Well, it was because they’re anti-communist. So, just treat the staff with respect and don’t touch anything you don’t have to, and we’ll be fine.

STEPHEN
You don’t suppose… he’s in there?

Robbie steps up to the door.

ROBBIE
Let’s find out, shall we?

INT. ATRIUM OF ST. PETER’S BASILICA – DAY

The beautiful entryway to the Vatican Church.

A NUN (40), stands behind a counter near the door.

Robbie, Kane and their men enter and scan the area.

The Nun cowers and starts to raise her hands. Robbie signals the men to lower their weapons and steps up to the counter. The Nun only speaks Italian.

ROBBIE
Take off your helmets, men. (Not have fear. We American. We need search for Germans. Not harming you.)

NUN
(I understand, but you must check your weapons here.)

ROBBIE
I think she says we can go in, but we have to leave our weapons here.

MEN
What? No way! Is she kidding?

KANE
Who’s she, the coat check lady?

ROBBIE
Maybe. But, I don’t think we’ll have to tip her.

KANE
Oh, ha-ha, Robbie. Come on, we’re not going to do it, are we?

ROBBIE
I think we’d better, and I also think it’s okay. I don’t see the Krauts leaving a nun on guard. Come on, pass ‘em over.

KANE
Well, then why do we need to search?

ROBBIE
Kane, we’ve got our orders.

The men reluctantly line up and hand their rifles to the Nun. She stacks them in the slots intended for umbrellas.

Robbie leads them inside.

INT. ST. PETER’S BASILICA – DAY

The magnificent Vatican Church.

Robbie, Kane and their men cautiously enter and look about. Slowly, they search the area. Several men genuflect before the altar.

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