Florence – Piazzale di Porta Romana

A South African-manned tank loaded with civilians passing through the streets of Florence during the Battle of Florence in 1944.
Then image:  © IWM NA 17604
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Florence – Ponte Vecchio

View of the damage to the Ponte Vecchio from the east. The German forces destroyed all of the bridges over the River Arno with the exception of the Ponte Vecchio before evacuating Florence on 11 August 1944.
Then image: © IWM TR 2293
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Florence – Piazzale Michelangelo (2)

German soldiers posing with the beautiful view of Florence in the background on the Piazzale Michelango just before the Battle of Florence start in 1944.
Then image: ?
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Florence – Piazzale Michelangelo (1)

In June 1944 a German Paratrooper on a motorbike is enjoying the view of Florence.
Then image:
Now image:  www.NOWstalgia.EU / L. van den Broek

Impruneta – Vicolo della Croce (2)

Infantry from the 8th Army move cautiously through the town during mopping-up operations, 3 August 1944.
Then image: © IWM NA 17568
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Florence – Piazza della Signoria

British troops entering North Florence, 13 August 1944. Statues of Vecchio Building can be seen in the background.
Then image: © IWM NA 17762
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San Casciano – Piazza Livio Zannoni

M10 tank destroyer of 7th NZ Anti Tank Regiment passing through San Casciano in Valdi Pesa, Italy, 1944.
Then image: ??
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Florence – Via Maggio

Allied Soldier looking at a sign “beware of enemy snipers” at the Piazza San Felice before riding into the Via Maggio in Florence in 1944. The angle is slightly different though.
Then image: ??
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Florence – Via de Serragli

A Sherman tank enters Florence, 4 August 1944.
Then image: © IWM NA 17593
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Florence – Via Mazetta / Via Romana

Sherman tank of the 20th Armoured Regiment with troops from New Zealand entering Florence at the corner of the Via Mazetta and the Via Romana. Not the perfect angle but still doable.
Then image: George Kay (ATL)
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