Allied 4.2 inch mortars in action at the start of the final offensive on Monte Cassino.
During the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.
Canadian infantrymen of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment examine a captured German cross-Channel gun. Cross-Channel guns were long-range coastal artillery pieces placed on the coast of Pas-de-Calais, France at the point at which England was closest to continental Europe, with which to bombard Allied shipping in the English Channel and towns and military installations. Sangatte, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France. 26 September 1944. Image taken by Donald Grant.
Portrait of German soldier Rolf Helmudt, taken as a POW and recovering from injuries received during the Battle of Moscow, in a Russian hospital. Moscow Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. November 1941.
You swallowing matches and suddenly I’m yelling Strike me. Strike anywhere.
I swear, I end up feeling empty, like you’ve taken something out of me, and I have to search
my body for the scars, thinking
Did he find that one last tender place to sink his teeth in?❞