WAR IN ITALY- Pictures made as the Nazi war machine rolled in reverse before the Armies of the Americans and British at Salerno

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BEACH HUGGERS. U.S. Coast Guardsmen and Navy beach-battalion men hit the sand at Paestum as a Nazi bomber unloads.

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INVASION SUPPORT. Motorized equipment is unloaded from landing craft.



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THE ARTILLERY. A sergeant yanks the cord of a 105-mm howitzer near Naples and another shell whams into enemy lines.

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MOVING UP. With other tanks following, a General Sherman rumbles to a forward position with a couple of Yanks astride.

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ONE DOWN. This shattered Nazi tank marks sector which enemy failed to hold.

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HE MISSED. This Nazi soldier was riddled by American bullets before he could get behind the wall. He was in the midst of plating demolitions when surprised.



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ONE DOWN. This shattered Nazi tank marks sector which enemy failed to hold.

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THE INFANTRY. Yanks ferret out Nazi sniper from a battered house near Salerno.

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WAR CHIEFS. Gen. Harold Alexander, Allied ground chief, and Lt. Gen. Mark Clark.



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DOUBLE TIME. A bunch of surrendering German soldiers run with hands half raised past a detachment of British soldiers holding a ditch position near Salerno.

For More Reading on the Invasion of Italy Check Out:

Salerno 1943: The Allied Invasion of Italy (Campaign Chronicles)


The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (The Liberation Trilogy)




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