Catania – Piazza del Duomo (3)

Catania, Sicily, Italy. 1943. RAAF airmen stand in front of a pile of rubble looking at the damage caused to buildings caused by bomb blasts in the main square situated in the centre of the battered city. In the foreground is an unoccupied tram.
Then image: Australian War Memorial
Maker: Le Guay, Laurence Craddock
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Catania – Piazza del Duomo (2)

Catania, Sicily, Italy. 1943. Padre R. (Bob) E. Davies RAAF with ground personnel of No. 3 (Kittyhawk) Squadron RAAF talk with the Sicilian civil police in the main square of the city. The civil police were appointed by the British Military authorities to supplement the Military Police in the captured town.
Then image: Australian War Memorial
Maker: Le Guay, Laurence Craddock
Now image: www.NOWstalgia.eu / Cor Sleutel

Sicily – Centuripe (2)

A German Mk III tank knocked out during the fierce street fighting in
Centuripe, Sicily 1943.
Then image: © IWM (NA 5389)
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Catania – Piazza del Duomo (1)

Allied soldiers in the center of Catania at the Piazza del Duomo, Sicily during Operation Husky, in 1943.
Then image: ?
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Catania – Via Guiseppe Garibaldi

A sherman tank passes a tram in the Via Guiseppe Garibaldi during the entry into Catania, 5 August 1943,
Then image: http://www.isiciliani.it
Original Source: IWM (?)
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Sicily – Trecastagni (2)

A Sherman tank passes through Trecastagni, 9 August 1943
Then image: Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: NA 5760
Creator: No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Loughlin (Sgt)

Sicily – Belpasso (2)

The Tiger was one of the most feared German tanks of the Second World War. Heavily armoured and fitted with a powerful 88 mm gun, few Allied or Soviet tanks were a match for it in open combat. This example was knocked out at Belpasso in Catania during the Allied invasion of Sicily.
Then image: National Army Museum (used with permission)
Nam Accesion number: NAM. 1975-03-63-14-2
Creator: Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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Sicily – Centuripe

Men of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers,Centuripe, Sicily 1943
Then image: National Army Museum
NAM Accession Number: NAM. 1999-03-88-34
Copyright: Crown Copyright
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Sicily – Trecastagni

Universal carriers of 2nd Wiltshire Regiment pass through Trecastagni, 9 August 1943. The image is not taken in Pedara as stated with the old image but in Trecastagni.
Then image: Wikimedia (free domain)
Imperial War Museum
Catalogue number: NA 5752
Creator: Loughlin (Sgt), No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit
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Sicily – Belpasso

Knocked out Mk VI Tiger tank at Belpasso, Sicily 1943.
Then image: National Army Museum (used with permission)
NAM Accession Number: NAM. 1975-03-63-14-5
Author: Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)
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