SEP 12 1943 Mussolini is rescued in daring Fallschirmjäger raid Mussolini is escorted by the rescue party.
Roman citizens give a hero's welcome to a British soldier of the Allied Fifth army, which captured Rome some 12 days after seizing the Anzio beachhead in May 1944. As the Allies pressed from the south, German forces were forced into a rapid retreat, and Rome was spared a prolonged siege and street-to-street fighting.
advance of a Red Army unit in the Ukraine in late summer 1943
German nurses captured by US troops at the Cherbourg Hospital. Normandy, 1944.