Convoy of French 2nd Moroccan Division equipped with American clothing and equipment, passes through the heavily shelled village of Alvignano in Italy. Troops of Morocco standing along roadside converse with each other as the French driven convoy of U.S. trucks, jeeps, motorcycles, DUKWs (amphibious trucks) and half-tracks passes the village . A destroyed concrete building in the background.
Japanese-American soldiers resting in Alvignano, Italy during World War II. A group of soldiers seated and singing song. One soldier in the center plays guitar.
Japanese-American soldiers resting in Alvignano, Italy during World War II. A group of soldiers resting on a field. A dance is performed by one soldier.
Japanese-American soldiers resting in Alvignano, Italy during World War II. A group of soldiers resting on a field. Soldiers sing a song and play guitar.
July 10, 1943, U.S. invades Sicily in Italy. Fleet of warships underway. Navy bombardment of Sicily. Coast Guardsman observes through binoculars. Coast Guardsmen carry troops and supplies in LCVPs (Higgins Boats). LST-356 approaching Blue Beach 2, in the "Cent" area on July 10, 1943, loaded with tanks and other vehicles. A beach master signals with semaphore flags. Troops landing from assault boats. Concentrated enemy air attacks destroy U.S. boats and ships. Enemy aircraft in flight. U.S. troops firing. A map shows Italy. September 9, 1943, amphibious assault on Anzio, Italy. Naval bombardment, followed by troop assault on the beaches.
Convoy of ships at the harbor in Salerno, Italy. Aerial view of ships moving in the sea, aircraft bombing on ships and infantry reinforcement heading in landing crafts. Wounded soldiers in basket litter hoisted to aboard landing craft. Men help in pulling the litter on the landing craft. An army truck coming out from the landing craft while infantrymen getting down along with the wounded ones at the sea shore. A downed U.S. fighter plane at the shore in background is visible while soldiers and infantrymen move in army vehicles in front of it.