Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty. Troops in the Liri Valley, on the road to Rome, Italian Campaign, 1944. Read more: http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-in-color-the-italian-campaign-1944/#ixzz2ZeMpoMCt
In the Rapido Valley, Italy, 1944. Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images. The Rapido Valley was the site to a horrific battle: Nightmare at Rapido River. “I had 184 men…forty-eight hours later, I had 17. If that’s not mass murder, I don’t know what is.” - Capt. Zerk Robertson, 36th Infantry Division.
The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII’s Italian Campaign | LIFE.com Not published in LIFE. From photographer George Silk's notes: "William P. Chirolas displays things that men in M Company don't like: Dextrose tablets . . . Barbasol . . . Fleetwood cigarettes . . . processed American cheese . . ."
Caption from LIFE. American cemetery on the beachhead is neat and bare. Little metal tags on white crosses bear name and rank of the dead. An occasional Star of David stands among the rows of crosses placed there by U.S. Army's conscientious Graves Registration Service.
The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII’s Italian Campaign | LIFE.com Not published in LIFE. American soldiers relax with their mascot, "Axis Sally," which was "liberated" during the battle for control of the Anzio beachhead, 1944. Read more: Anzio: Rare and Classic World War II Photos From Italy | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/anzio-unpublished-photos-italian-campaign-world-war-ii/#ixzz3SfXp36g8