London’s Westminster Bridge and the Houses of parliament, shrouded in darkness, after the great black-out began, on August 11, 1939. This blackout was the first trial conducted by the Home Office, in preparation for possible German air raids.
Desolation in the Italian city of Cassino in May of 1944, the day after the city’s capture by the Allies. Hangman’s Hill is shown in the background, scene of bitter fighting during the long and bitter siege of the stronghold.
Colorized footage of the Wehrmacht marching in front of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe during their victory celebration, 1940
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.