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The TIME Vault: 1955

American troops, somewhere in Italy, stand in front of a bombed-out building during the drive towards Rome.

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Campaign Canopy Bed

Italian Campaign Canopy Bed #anthropologiehttp://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture-bedroom/56501.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-56501-_-Regular_10#/

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Carl Mydans American soldiers march up the Appian Way during the drive towards Rome, WWII

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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

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The TIME Vault: 1955

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.

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The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII's Italian Campaign

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World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 | LIFE | TIME.com

National Proposal Day: Patti Stanger Judges 7 Viral Engagements

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 . . ."

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The TIME Vault: 1955

Carl Mydans American troops rest in a courtyard during the drive towards Rome, World War II

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World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 // ph. Carl Mydans, LIFE.com

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World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 | LIFE.com

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The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII's Italian Campaign

The Allies at Anzio: Rare Photos From WWII’s Italian Campaign | LIFE.com

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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.

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National Proposal Day: Patti Stanger Judges 7 Viral Engagements

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

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American troops camped by the roadside during the drive towards Rome, 1944.

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<strong>Caption from LIFE.</strong> Aerial view of beachhead hospital. It has been shelled, bombed, strafed by Germans.

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